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Pampore encounter: The 48-hour gunbattle that killed five soldiers

Five soldiers, including two Captains, and three militant were killed in the fierce gunfight with a group of terrorists holed up inside a government building on the outskirts of Srinagar in the encounter that began on Feb 20 afternoon.

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Indian army carry the coffin of Army Captain Tushar Mahajan in Udhampur, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Mahajan died from injuries sustained during a gunbattle between Kashmiri rebels and Indian government forces in the Pampore area, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in India's portion of Kashmir, where rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for either independence or a merger with neighboring Pakistan. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising and ensuing Indian military crackdown. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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The mother of Indian Army Captain Tushar Mahajan cries next the coffin of his son in Udhampur's military station, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Mahajan died from injuries sustained during a gunbattle between Kashmiri rebels and Indian government forces in the Pampore area, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in India's portion of Kashmir, where rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for either independence or a merger with neighboring Pakistan. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising and ensuing Indian military crackdown. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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Indian army soldiers carry the coffin of Army Captain Tushar Mahajan in Udhampur's military station, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Mahajan died from injuries sustained during a gunbattle between Kashmiri rebels and Indian government forces in the Pampore area, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in India's portion of Kashmir, where rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for either independence or a merger with neighboring Pakistan. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising and ensuing Indian military crackdown. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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Srinagar: Soldiers paying tributes to Capt Tushar Mahajan and L/NK Om Prakash, who were killed in an encounter with the militants at Pampore, at a wreath laying ceremony at 15 corps headquarters Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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GOC 15 Corps Satish Dua offers tribute to Captain Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik who were killed during an encounter with militants at Pampore south kashmir on Monday. The encounter that started on saturday (FEB 20) entered third day on Monday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY SHUAIB MASOODI

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Srinagar: General Officer Commanding 15 corps Lt Gen Satish Dua along with soldiers paying tributes to Capt Tusar Mahajan and L/NK Om Prakash, who were killed in an encounter with the militants at Pampore, at a wreath laying ceremony at 15 corps headquarters Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Monday. (Source:PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: General Officer Commanding 15 corps Lt Gen Satish Dua paying floral tributes to two army soldiers during wreath laying ceremony, who were killed during gun fight with militants in the Zonreshi Village, Chowkibal of Kupwara District in North Kashmir near the Line of Control, at 15 corps head quarter Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Sunday. Two army soldiers and five militants were killed in the encounter. (Source: PTI Photo S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Army jawans carry the body to two soldiers after wreath laying ceremony, who were killed during gun fight with militants in the Zonreshi Village, Chowkibal of Kupwara District in North Kashmir near the Line of Control, at 15 corps head quarter Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Sunday. Two army soldiers and five militants were killed in the encounter. (Source: PTI Photo S Irfan)

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Srinagar: General Officer Commanding 15 corps Lt Gen Satish Dua paying floral tributes to two army soldiers during wreath laying ceremony, who were killed during gun fight with militants in the Zonreshi Village, Chowkibal of Kupwara District in North Kashmir near the Line of Control, at 15 corps head quarter Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Sunday. Two army soldiers and five militants were killed in the encounter. (Source: PTI Photo S Irfan)

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Srinagar: General Officer Commanding 15 corps Lt Gen Satish Dua along with soldiers paying tributes to Capt Tusar Mahajan and L/NK Om Prakash, who were killed in an encounter with the militants at Pampore, at a wreath laying ceremony at 15 corps headquarters Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Indian Army soldiers take position during a gunbattle between Indian security forces and Kashmiri rebels in Pampore, near Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in India's portion of Kashmir, where rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for either independence or a merger with neighboring Pakistan. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising and ensuing Indian military crackdown. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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Army soldier take positions near the site of a gunbattle in Sempora Pampore, some 15 km south of Srinagar on Monday. The encounter that started on saturday (FEB 20) entered third day on Monday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY SHUAIB MASOODI

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Columns of smoke come out from the top floor of building which militants were holed up during a gunfight in Sempora Pampore, some 15 km south of Srinagar on Monday. The encounter that started on saturday (FEB 20) entered third day on Monday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY SHUAIB MASOODI

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Srinagar: A security forces personnel takes position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Army soldier uses binocular to locate militant positions near the site of a gunbattle in Sempora Pampore, some 15 km south of Srinagar on Monday. The encounter that started on saturday (FEB 20) entered third day on Monday.EXPRESS PHOTO BY SHUAIB MASOODI.

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Srinagar: A security forces personnel takes position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore near Srinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan.)

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Columns of smoke come out from the top floor of building which militants were holed up during a gunfight in Sempora Pampore, some 15 km south of Srinagar on Monday. The encounter that started on saturday (FEB 20) entered third day on Monday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY SHUAIB MASOODI

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Srinagar: Security forces personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security forces personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security forces personnel rush to take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security forces personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security forces personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore near Srinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security forces personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: A security man takes position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security personnel outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)

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Srinagar: Security personnel take position outside the JKEDI building where militants have reportedly taken refuge after launching an attack on a CRPF convoy at Sampora Pampore, near Srinagar, on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo by S Irfan)