Pampore: Security forces resume operation, militants still holed up inside building

Rockets and heavy automatic gunfire were used on Tuesday morning to engage the militants.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:01 pm
pampore, kashmir, pampore encounter, EDI building, kashmir encounter, pampore encounter update, pampore news, terror attack pampore, terror attack kashmir Security personnel at the EDI campus at Pampore. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

Security forces on Tuesday morning resumed operation against militants holed-up inside a government building near Pampore town of Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Two security personnel and a policeman were injured as the militants fired from inside the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Institute (JKEDI) in the fighting that began on Monday.

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“Operation against the holed up militants has been resumed. Floodlights were used during the night to ensure that the militants were prevented from escaping under the cover of darkness,” a senior police official said.

Rockets and heavy automatic gunfire were used on Tuesday morning to engage the militants.

The 70-room, seven-storey building is located at Pampore on the banks of the river Jhelum and 12 km from the Srinagar city centre.

The joint operation was launched by the army, the Special Operations Group of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

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The main building of the institute was attacked in February when militants captured it and launched a major attack on security forces. Six persons – a civilian, three soldiers and two paramilitary troopers — were killed then before three militants were shot dead.

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    Ikok
    Oct 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    India need a surgical strike on the occupied land under its control.. Anyone willing to help.. It successfully carried out of its territory..
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      Ikok
      Oct 11, 2016 at 10:40 am
      The show will end upon arrival of BRICS guests..
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        Aman
        Oct 11, 2016 at 5:37 am
        Ajeeb chootapa from sanghis n gau mutra rakshaks. 4 militants wreaked havoc in uri killed 19 and in return 30 - 35 militants got killed without a scratch on any jawan and everything happened within 30 minutes. 3 militants stuck for past more than 30 hours and still the jawans not able to penetrate the building forget killing them. Wat are we upto.
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          Aman
          Oct 11, 2016 at 12:47 pm
          Day two over. Will resume in morning. Special forces Baboon
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            Aman
            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:26 am
            Peter russell rightly said operations like these in India are like 5 day test matches where it is stopped in evening and resumed in morning.
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