If a cancellation type of "Initial Attach Procedure" is received, the MME or SGSN shall not delete the subscription data.
This is what specs are saying -
CLR is also sent to inform MME/SGSN about initial attach: In case of Initial attach previous node shall not delete the data. while previous node is combined node and ULR Flag "S6a/S6d-Indicator" is set then only MME data to be deleted. CLR with "INITIAL_ATTACH_PROCEDURE " flag shall only be trigger-red when MME sends Initial attach Indication in ULR Flag. Initial attach generally take place in Emergency situations.