Encounter in government building in Pampore: Jawan injured

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

Two to three militants are believed to have entered into the building of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) in the wee hours on Monday.

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

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

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A building within the premises had caught fire this 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.

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

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

(With inputs from PTI)

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