Pampore gunfight: Army using UAV cameras to know position of militants

The UAVs were used to know the position of the militants who have taken cover inside the multi-storeyed Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).

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Pampore, Publish Date: Feb 21 2016 6:47PM | Updated Date: Feb 21 2016 6:47PM
Pampore gunfight: Army using UAV cameras to know position of militantsCameras are being used to track the position of the militants

Government forces on Sunday used Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) fitted with cameras during the gunfight with militants in Pampore region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The UAVs were used to know the position of the militants who have taken cover inside the multi-storeyed Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).

Six people, including two army captains, as many CRPF men, a para commando and a civilian have so far died in the gunbattle while at least a dozen CRPF men have been injured.

The gunfight ensured yesterday afternoon after militants attacked a CRPF convoy outside the EDI on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Police sources told Greater Kashmir that militants fired a volley of bullets on the forces who had managed to enter inside the building forcing them to retreat.