Pampore encounter: Two jawans killed, ten injured as counter ops underway

Srinagar: Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans have been killed and 10 others are injured in an encounter underway between militants and security forces at Pampore in Srinagar.

The gun battle ensued after militants opened fire on a CRPF bus and took refuge in the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building.

As per sources, there is no news of any hostage situation as all the occupants of the building have been evacuated.

An army personnel said that there could be anywhere between three to five terrorists holed up in the building.

“Three militants definitely there, but could be up to five militants…Two buildings have been cleared, there is no civilian in those buildings,” he said.

A large contingent of security forces has been rushed to the spot to tackle the situation. They have cordoned off the area as the gun battle is underway.

Driver/Constable R.K.Raina and Head Constable Bhola Prasad Singh have been martyred in the attack.

Among those injured are Constable Rakesh Kumar, Constable Kanhaiya, Constable Sanjeev Kamania, Head Constable Muneem, Constable Thakur, Constable Raju Thakur, Constable Baruna Thakur, Constable J.Negi and Parma Thakur. (ANI)