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KashmirTerrorists take-up positions in Govt building; gunfight continues, jawan injured

Terrorists take-up positions in Govt building; gunfight continues, jawan injured

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Terrorists take-up positions in Govt building; gunfight continues, jawan injured

Pampore (Srinagar), October 10: A soldier was injured on Monday in a gunfight that erupted after Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists opened fire on security forces from a government building in Sempora area of Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar, the police said.

Two to three terrorists have taken their positions inside the seven-floor hostel building of and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) located on the banks of the Jhelum River, some 12 km from the Srinagar city centre, police officials here said.

Security forces have laid a cordon around the EDI complex after fires were shot from inside one of its multi-storey building and a fierce encounter is under way, they said.

Security personnel also fired rocket-propelled explosive at the building where terrorists are holed up. Intermittent gunfire was on when the reports last came in.

A soldier was hit by a bullet and has been evacuated to a nearby hospital, a police officer said.

The terrorists launched the “fidayeen” attack early morning today.

The incident came to light when the top floor of the building caught fire and the fire tenders rushing towards the location were fired upon from inside the building, a police official said.

The terrorists later also fired at the police, the official said. The terrorists are believed to have taken position in the rear building of the EDI complex, which served as a hostel and temporarily housed its office.

The EDI complex was the site of a major “fidayeen” attack earlier this year, which had continued for three days.

The institute, situated on the strategic arterial road connecting Jammu and Srinagar, has three buildings — a guest house, a hostel complex and the main office building — on a 3.5-acre land on the Jhelum.

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