In a shocking incident, a group of militants stormed inside a building of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) complex near Pampore town of Pulwama district on Monday. According to reports, one soldier has been injured in the attack.
"The militants were holed up inside a building in the JKEDI complex near Pampore town," a senior police officer said.
"Security forces surrounded the building and all escape routes of the militants were sealed," he said.
The officer said that “intermittent gunshots were heard inside the complex as the security forces were moving in cautiously to flush out the militants. A 48-hour long fierce gunfight took place in the same complex in February in which seven people including a civilian, three paramilitary commandos of the Army and three militants were killed. The JKEDI complex is situated on the Srinagar-Jammunational highway, about 10 kilometers from Srinagar. Traffic on the strategic highway was also suspended.”
Previously in February also terrorists had entered the EDI campus after ambushing a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy and killing three people, which included two jawans and a civilian.
BY M. DIVYA SRI