Pampore: Militants holed up inside EDI building, encounter underway

Police sources say that two to three militants could be present inside the multi-storey concrete building.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:02 pm
pampore, edi building, pampore attack, pampore terror attack, kashmir attack, kashmir terror attack, pampore terrorist attack, EDI building terror attack The EDI hostel building is five-storey and is built in concrete. ANI photo

The anti-fidayeen squad of J&K Police, and troops from Army paramilitary forces have cordoned off a government building in Pampore where at least three suspected militants are holed up since morning. The building is the hostel of the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) which was destroyed in a fidayeen attack in February this year.

WATCH | Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Jammu Kashmir’s Rajouri District

 

Police sources say that on Monday morning, fire erupted on the top floor of the EDI building at Pampore. And as fire servicemen rushed to Pampore to douse the flames, militants positioned inside fired shots announcing their presence inside the building.

Soon after the militant fire, heavy contingent of police, army and paramilitary forced were rushed to Pampore and the entire area was cordoned off.

Police sources say that two to three militants could be present inside the multi-storey concrete building. They say that militants might have deliberately set the building on fire hoping that police will arrive. “It could have been a plan. They could have thought that police will arrive once they see fire and they (militants) would easily target them,” said a police source. “But when the fire servicemen arrived, they fired to show their presence inside”.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: No Need To Show Evidence Of PoK Strikes, Says Government Sources

Police sources say that an army injured at Pampore sustained injuries when his own weapon on his foot and not in militant fire.

The EDI hostel building is five-storey and is built in concrete. In February this year, militants stormed the main building of the Institute after attacking a police and CRPF party. The encounter between militants and the army lasted for three days even as army used heavy artillery.

During the past week, police and paramilitary forces were on high alert in Srinagar after inputs of a militant attack. Police sources say they had inputs that militants were planning to attack a high value target in Srinagar like the Badamibagh cantonment. The cantonment is less than five kilometers away from the EDI complex.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. S
    Sandeep
    Oct 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    Govt shud ask all kashmiris to surrender illegal fire arms, else face consequences.
    Reply
    1. I
      Ikok
      Oct 10, 2016 at 6:44 am
      Another stage show before the Chinese delegate arrive.. may be some quick skits willl be performed for sympathies.. Allow UNHRC to see what and why ...
      Reply
      1. I
        Ikok
        Oct 10, 2016 at 9:36 am
        how many countries hindu have in the world... How anxious are your hindu preachers to convert all the minorities and what is caste system where people can be untouchables..
        Reply
        1. A
          Anti
          Oct 10, 2016 at 11:36 am
          India must launch an operation to built more toilets lol
          Reply
          1. A
            Anti
            Oct 10, 2016 at 11:35 am
            This is worth of indian army w day have ped.
            Reply
            1. M
              Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
              Oct 10, 2016 at 6:37 am
              d up,--neutralise these pigs with as many s as possible so that they look like s,---fire bomb the w building so they get roasted like halal pigs.
              Reply
              1. M
                Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                Oct 10, 2016 at 6:54 am
                d up,--neutralise these pigs with as many s as possible so that they look like s,---fire bomb the w building so they get roasted like halal pigs..
                Reply
                1. M
                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Oct 10, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                  How many Muslims are decendants of Hindu ancestory????talking about untouchables,--you yourself have become a slave of Arabians erupting from deserts,---talking about caste systems,---WAHABIS,----fis,---MOHAJIRS,---Sunnis,---Shiates,----AHMEDIAS,---Sufis,---rohingyas,----etcetc are killing each other for not being sure who are true MUZZIES.
                  Reply
                  1. M
                    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                    Oct 10, 2016 at 9:13 am
                    PORKI generals are like cadets wondering with their half cut carrots with no bearings around their hairy to show that they are men of 72 WHOR-IESE by hiding their pigs inside a double story building.
                    Reply
                    1. M
                      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                      Oct 10, 2016 at 8:16 am
                      Porky armies have shifted their PAAPis like HAFIZ,---DAUD,---AZHAR,---to safe houses feared after the surprise Indian surgical strike another changed tactical move by India will get these porky PAAPis captured live and poky armies will only find out 96 hours later,--exactly how they porkies stood unaware of Indian surgical strike..
                      Reply
                      1. A
                        Abhi
                        Oct 10, 2016 at 6:43 am
                        stan is clified as a terrorist nation only because of China.lt;br/gt;China supplies arms and ammunition to the terrorist along with nuke technology.lt;br/gt;This way china feeds terrorists by giving money, men, material and what not...lt;br/gt;China should be removed from UN and NSG simply because it supports terrorism.
                        Reply
                        1. M
                          malik
                          Oct 10, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                          56 inch chuntiya
                          Reply
                          1. M
                            malik
                            Oct 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                            56 inch. G and
                            Reply
                            1. A
                              arc
                              Oct 10, 2016 at 10:25 am
                              Is this cross-border terrorism? Probably not because we have already finished terrorists in our surgical strikes. If it is cross-border terrorism, then clearly the surgical strikes have had only a very shortlived effect. And if it is not cross-border stuff, the only conclusion is Kashmiris in large numbres are turning to militancy. Doesn't that indicate a total failure of our Kashmir policy born out of the dead brain cells of Modi/Madhav/Oval? I can already see my chaddi countrymen barking bloody at me.
                              Reply
                              1. A
                                arc
                                Oct 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm
                                And they have been in Kashmir how long? Since you seem to have inside information. And BTW , I concede I did not get an MA in ENTIRE political science as our adaraniya pradhan mantriji butcherji Modiji got.
                                Reply
                                1. A
                                  arc
                                  Oct 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm
                                  Clearly yours is a misnomer. Not surprised. Insight needs thinking. For that you have to have intellect. Since Chaddis like you are dead set against intellectualism, you yourselves prove you don't have brains. Therefore, you can't have insight. QED. Change your name.
                                  Reply
                                  1. A
                                    Avinash
                                    Oct 10, 2016 at 2:12 pm
                                    Chun chun ke maro...lt;br/gt;Ye na to jite hain na dusron ko jine dete hain.
                                    Reply
                                    1. A
                                      abd
                                      Oct 10, 2016 at 8:56 am
                                      Means no use of surgical strikes if there were any.Counter productive. Can't we live like good neighbours.Think if India and Pak join hands how much development, prosperity , peace and happiness can be brought to sub continent.If Kashmir issue is settled how much positive changes we can experience.
                                      Reply
                                      1. K
                                        Kaliyug
                                        Oct 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm
                                        Weeding the supporters of terrorism inside Kashmir is more important than going out after people d up in buildings. The dangerous terrorists are in the public who are ever ready to take Indian money and attack India. Kashmir has to be resettled with Hindus and other minorities, this Muslim only State has bled India for the past 70 years, thanks to Nehru and hi thousands of Indians have lost their lives on their bad decisions.
                                        Reply
                                        1. V
                                          vivian
                                          Oct 10, 2016 at 9:25 am
                                          you seems to be having good experience with them in their bed
                                          Reply
                                          1. A
                                            ASHOK KUMAR
                                            Oct 10, 2016 at 9:16 am
                                            Vote ki khatir, Modi kuch bhi karega. Otherwise, Jhumle baazi karega.
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments