Fierce Gunfight between Army and Militants continue near Kashmir’s Pulwama District

The militants were trapped inside a building in the JKEDI complex near Pampore town

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  • On Monday a group of two to three militants were trapped in a building of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) complex 
  • Security forces surrounded the building and all escape routes of the militants were sealed
  • The officer said that intermittent gunshots were heard inside the complex as the security forces were moving in cautiously to flush out the militants

Srinagar, October 10, 2016: Police said on Monday a group of two to three militants were trapped in a building of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) complex near Pampore town of Pulwama district.

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“The militants were trapped inside a building in the JKEDI complex near Pampore town,” a senior police officer here said.

“Security forces surrounded the building and all escape routes of the militants were sealed,” he said.

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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.

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The JKEDI complex is situated on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, about 10 kilometres from Srinagar.

Traffic on the strategic highway was also suspended.(IANS)

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