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Encounter ends in Jammu and Kashmir's Pompore, 2 terrorists killed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:44 IST

The gunfight between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore town ended on Monday, with the death toll standing at seven - including two terrorists.

The terrorists were holed up inside the multi-storied government complex of Entrepreneurship Development Institute on the Srinagar Jammu National Highway.

In a press conference, CRPF Director General Prakash Misra said that the Lashker-e-Taiba terror outfit appears to be behind the deadly attack.

The deceased included Captain Tushar Mahajan of the 9 Para regiment, Captain Pawan Kumar of the 10 Para Regiment, Lance Naik Commando Om Prakash of the 9 Para Regiment and two CRPF head constables, RK Rana, Bhola Singh and civilian EDI employee Abdul Gani Mir.

The Army, CRPF and J&K Police launched a joint operation on Saturday afternoon.

First published: 22 February 2016, 5:49 IST
 
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