Two CRPF men killed in J&K strike, Pampore encounter continues

Militants attacked CRPF jawans on the national highway in the evening and then took refuge inside the neighboring EDI building in which two jawans were killed.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Jammu | Updated: February 21, 2016 8:31 am
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Two CRPF jawans were killed and 11 others injured in an encounter with militants on Saturday at Entrepreneurs Development Institute at Pampore on the Srinagar – Jammu national highway. Employees of the institute who were trapped inside the building where encounter is taking place have been evacuated, said Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief K Rajendra.

A possible hostage situation was avoided when CRPF and local police managed to evacuate civilians who were holed up inside Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building located at Pampore, in the outskirts of the Srinagar city. There are reports that two to five militants are in the buildings.

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One of those evacuated claimed that they were asked by militants to leave because they did not mean any harm to civilians. Personnel of the Army, whose elite 15 Corps headquarters is located barely 10 kms from the encounter site, were rushed to the encounter site to assist the local police and the CRPF. There are reports that two to five militants are in the buildings.

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The employees and trainee students were also present when militants entered the EDI campus. Sources, however, said that majority of employees took shelter in the EDI hostel building that is away from the main office building. Some officials said that 60 employees were in the campus.

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The security forces have cordoned off the area and firing is going on. EDI Director Mohammad Ismail Parray said that he is in Jammu and gathering details about the incident.

An employee told The Indian Express that they are holed up in the hostel building and firing is going on.

(with PTI inputs)

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    indian
    Feb 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    Is JNU going to celebrate even this soldier's death?
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      MyTake
      Feb 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm
      Freedom of speech is required for one group of people at least that can lead to freedom of "action". Direct action!
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        Pat
        Feb 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm
        The jawNs need to.be provided with shields so they can be protected from being senselessly.
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          Vikrant
          Feb 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm
          Time for celebration in JNU. Indian history under Congress right from the time of hi has been built of bowing down to Muslim fundamentalism and death of innocent hindus. Wether khilafat movement of 1920s or parion of India or post independance situation of Hindus in entire sub continent. While Dadri was a big shame no one talked of burning alive of Hindu youth in Pune or Malda. JNU is freedom of speech but killing RSS youth is what? If asking for destruction of India is freedom of speech then how come talking about real Indian history communalism and banned?
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            arc
            Feb 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm
            Send the chaddi nationalists to Kashmir to fight the terrorists. Ley's see what kind of deshpremis they are. Pack lots of adult diapers in their bags.
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              arc
              Feb 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm
              @indian. Why hide behind Art 370? U r a deshpremi. Have the courage to go right now to Kashmir and settle there and then try to repeal 370. Or are you not deshpremi enough to have the courage. Go get your kathi and chaddi and fight along with the jawans. And don't forget to take a good supply of adult diapers. It is not Patiala house or jnu.
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                arc
                Feb 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm
                @vikrant. Ha ha. Finally u r showing your true hero --- hitler. Not surprising, your gurus in bjp and rss are fascists. So are you. Democracy is not for you guys.
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                  S.Gonesh
                  Feb 20, 2016 at 4:24 pm
                  Government surround the criminals and blow them up. They never will listen nor they will be loyal.
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                    Kaliyug
                    Feb 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm
                    India is pumping a lot of the wealth into Kashmir that is thankless, rogues, thieves, anti nationals, the problem is not investment, the problem is bribery, all the tax payers money is being siphoned off. The Congress did this, it is about time to shoot at sight any anti national activities within the borders of India, OR let stan have that territory,
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