Militants restricted to top floor of EDI building: Police

Militants restricted to top floor of EDI building: Police

A police official said that the militants were restricted to the upper storey during the gunfight that has been raging on for past more than 40 hours.

Authorities on Monday claimed that the militants entrenched in a government building in Pampore have been cornored in the upper storey.

A police official said that the militants were restricted to the upper storey during the gunfight that has been raging on for past more than 40 hours.

So far, six people, including two captains and a soldier of Para 9, two paramilitary troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a civilian have been killed in the gunfight.

The gunfight started on Saturday evening when militants attacked a CRPF bus at Sempora (Pampore) on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

After attacking the bus, the militants had entered the JKEDI complex and taken cover in the multi-storeyed building.

The slain people include Abdul Gani Mir of Gundipora Pulwama, JKEDI gardener, captain Pawan Kumar of 10 para regiment belonging to Jind (Haryana), captain Tushar Mahajan of nine para regiment belonging to Udhampur town of Jammu region, Lance naik Om Prakash of nine para regiment, head constable Bhola Prasad and driver constable R. K. Rana, both of the CRPF.