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Soldier injured in encounter with terrorists holed up in J-K government building

Last updated on: October 10, 2016 18:13 IST

IMAGE: Army personnel move towards the EDI building in Pampore during an ongoing encounter. Photograph: Umar Ganie

A soldier was injured on Monday in the exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists holed up inside a government building in Pampore area of Kashmir which had witnessed a suicide attack in February this year.

Two to three terrorists are believed to have entered into the building of Entrepreneurship Development Institute in the wee hours of Monday.

“One soldier has been injured in the exchange of fire with terrorists holed up inside the building at Pampore,” a defence spokesman said in Srinagar.

IMAGE: Terrorists had attacked the EDI building earlier this year as well. Photograph: Umar Ganie

He said further details were awaited as the operation was in progress to flush out the militants.

A building within the premises had caught fire on Monday morning, a police official said.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot, but they were not allowed to enter the building due to security reasons, the official said.

Terrorists had targeted the EDI building in February this year as well.

IMAGE: An armoured vehicle moves in towards the EDI building site where terrorists and soldiers were locked in battle. Photograph: Umar Ganie

Two soldiers, including an officer, a civilian employee of the Institute and three terrorists were killed in that operation that lasted 48 hours.

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

Traffic on the strategic highway was also suspended.

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