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Watch video: 56-hour gunbattle between security forces and militants in Pampore ends, two militants killed

The 56-hour Gunbattle Between Security Forces And Militants Holed Up In A Governmentbuilding At Pampore On The Srinagar-Jammu National Highwayended This Afternoon With Both The Ultras Hiding There Shotdead.As There Were Reports Of Two To Three Militants Presentin The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Complex,the Security Forces Had To Search All The 50 Rooms Of Thebuilding Before Calling Off The Operation, An Army Officials Said.

PTI | Updated on: 12 Oct 2016, 05:58:36 PM
Pampore encounter ends, two militants killed


The 56-hour gunbattle betweensecurity forces and militants holed up in a governmentbuilding at Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highwayended this afternoon with both the ultras hiding there shotdead.As there were reports of two to three militants presentin the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) complex,the security forces had to search all the 50 rooms of thebuilding before calling off the operation, an army officials said.

"We have recovered bodies of two militants and the searchoperation at the EDI building in Pampore has been almostcompleted," the army official said.

While one militant was killed yesterday evening, theother militant was shot dead by the security forces today, theofficial said.

The official said details about the slain militants werebeing ascertained but prima facie there were indications thatthey belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba.

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Security forces pounded the EDI building since Mondayafter the militants barged inside the complex with the aim ofengaging the law enforcing agencies.

The operation, which lasted more than 56 hours, hasreduced the multi-storey building to a skeleton after many ofits walls were blown up.
Elite Para commandos of the army have were also called into neutralise the militants, the official said.
The militants had stormed into the EDI complex in the weehours of Monday and took positions inside one of thebuildings.

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First Published : 12 Oct 2016, 04:23:00 PM