Three terrorists holed up in a massive government campus in Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, have been killed after a 48-hour-long gun battle, in which three Army para commandos, including two Captains, and three others died.
Sources said the 48-hour encounter end. “The Lashkar-e-Toiba terror outfit appears to be behind the Pampore strike,” said CRPF Director General Prakash Mishra.
The gunfight started on Saturday evening, when the militants took shelter in the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute complex after attacking a CRPF bus at Sempora, Pampore, on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
“Two buildings in the campus have already been cleared. The militants are holed up in the main building, which has about 40 to 50 rooms – besides small rooms and toilets. The building needs to be cleared from room to room, which will take time. However, our specialised units are undertaking the operation with complete synergy,” said Lt Gen Satish Dua, general officer commanding.