Operation by security forces to flush out two militants holed up in a hotel here intensified this morning, even as the death toll in the major terror attack in the heart of the city rose to two with a civilian succumbing to injuries.
The operation launched by police and paramilitary CRPF to neutralise the militants in Hotel Panjab in Lal Chowk which was suspended at around 11 PM yesterday, resumed at 0700 hours today, officials said.
Intermittent firing between the security forces and the militants is continuing, they said.
Meanwhile, one of the eight civilians injured in the incident yesterday succumbed to his wounds this morning at the SHMS hospital, the officials said. One policemen was killed when militants hurled grenades at security forces in Lal Chowk area before they entering the hotel.