Pampore encounter ends: Two militants killed after 3-day gunbattle

Pampore militant attack: The EDI building in Pampore was earlier attacked in February in which three security personnel, including two captains, were killed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 4:01 pm
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The encounter at Pampore, Jammu Kashmir ended on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of the encounter, leaving two militants dead. Security forces killed one militant on Wednesday morning, police sources said, while one militant was reportedly killed on Tuesday evening.

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General Officer Commanding Ashok Narula said the military operation, which began on Monday morning, was done in a manner that there would be no collateral damage. “Two terrorists have been eliminated and two weapons recovered. We will give details of other articles recovered later,” Narula told the media.

“We did not want any collateral damage. So it took us time. There are 60 rooms in the building. That is the reason it took time to clear every room,” he said adding that most probably the terrorists belong to LeT.

The encounter between security forces and militants at EDI building in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, began Monday, when militants entered the complex. Security personnel used drones on Tuesday evening to track movement of militants inside the building. One jawan was injured on the first day of the attack and is said to be recovering.

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The EDI building in Pampore was earlier attacked in February this year in which three security personnel, including two captains, were killed. Three militants were killed in that attack, which lasted for over 48 hours. There has been a surge in infiltration attempts, ceasefire violations and militant attacks in the valley since September 29 surgical strikes that were carried out by Indian forces along the LoC destroying several terrorist launch pads operating inside the PoK.

 

Meanwhile, in another attack on Tuesday, a grenade was hurled at BSF patrolling party in in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, injuring 10 people. Security has been put on high alert across the nation and especially at key areas such as airports, defence establishments and ports.

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With the festival season underway, security has been beefed-up across busy markets and shopping areas as well, with the government not wanting to take any chances.

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    Ikok
    Oct 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    Missing toilets for 600 millions... No body sleeps hungry in stan..
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      Ikok
      Oct 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm
      Mother India bawale.. Pappa stan
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        Ikok
        Oct 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm
        Your army and govt took advantage of back biting if it was not internal mutiny in east India was f ucked as always..
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          Ikok
          Oct 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm
          Your comments expose your intent.. peaceful..
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            Ikok
            Oct 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm
            Zakhmi shair ziyada khatarnak hota hae
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              Ikok
              Oct 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm
              Zakhmi shair ziyada khatarnak hota hae
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                Ikok
                Oct 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm
                Depressed by own army .. talking nounsense.. to comfort their minds..
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                  Ikok
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm
                  We have already sacrificed east part its now India turn to do the needful for Sikhs Kashmiries Asamis and Tamils
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