The police official said that the residents in the vicinity have been evacuated to safety.
An alert sentry at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp here in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday averted a possible militant attack by firing at approaching militants forcing them to flee. "Fortunately two terrorists are in cordon & exchange of fire going on".
"In the wee hours, a sentry of 23 battalion stationed at Karanagar noticed a suspicious movement".
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The militants fled from the spot and took shelter in an under-construction house nearby, the officials said. "He challenged them and opened fire as well", a spokesman of the CRPF said. Loud gunshots can be heard intermittently, as security forces engage with two terrorists hiding in a building, close to the hospital.
Earlier on Saturday, terrorists barged in the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu, killing five security personnel and one civilian. According to news agency ANI, a CRPF personnel, who was seriously injured in the gunfight during the ongoing encounter at the CRPF camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar, succumbed to his injuries.
Police sources said there were an exchange for fire between the militants and security forces.