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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Gunbattle ends at Pampore Town

The Gunbattle ends at Pampore Town

Srinagar: The fierce gunbattle at Pampore town on the outskirts of Srinagar ended on Monday, 22nd February 2016 with Army's elite Special Forces killing all the three terrorists, suspected to be Pakistanis belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), in a 48-hour operation that also left Seven securitymen and a civilian dead.The heavily-armed terrorists, apparently a "suicide squad", were holed up in a multi-storey government building of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) in Pampore, along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, since Saturday, 20th February 2016  afternoon after attacking CRPF betallian. "The encounter has ended and three militants who had taken refuge inside the building have been killed," a police official said.

 "We have killed three militants of whom we had the information," Major General Arvind Dutta, General Officer Commanding of Victor Force, told reporters.

He said the identity of the slain terrorists is being ascertained but added they appeared to be foreigners. To a question, he said by saying "foreigners", he meant they had come from "across the border", hinting at Pakistan.

In Delhi, CRPF Director General Prakash Mishra said the attack "appears to be" the handiwork of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit. Maj Gen Dutta said 'war-like' stores, including large quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from the site.

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