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J&K: Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway at EDI building in Pampore

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 October 2016, 10:50 IST

The gun battle among security forces and terrorist entered the second day on 11 October. At present, 2-3 militants are reportedly holed up inside a government building in Pampore area on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

An army official said the area around the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) premises has been cordoned off and an exchange of fire was ongoing.

"Security forces have launched a fresh offensive this morning to flush-out the militants," the official told PTI.

Terrorists on 10 October attacked police party at Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI) building in Pampore district.

The security forces launched a fresh offensive against the ultras. The ultras could have entered the complex from the riverside but that can only be ascertained once the operation is over.

After getting inside the complex, the militants set a few mattresses on fire inside a hostel room to attract the attention of the police and other security forces, which arrived within minutes of the smoke emanating from the building.

One soldier and one police official were injured in the attack.

The security forces also confirmed that they used mortar shells, Light Machine Guns and other small arms to flush out the militants but so far have not been successful.

The same building was attacked back in February, as the terrorists had entered the EDI campus after ambushing a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) envoy and killing three people, which included two army officials and a civilian.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 11 October 2016, 10:50 IST
 
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