Pampore Encounter Continuous Death Toll Rises to 7
Rising the death toll to seven, yesterday three army persons including 2 captains were killed during the gun fight on Sunday at the government building in Srinagar out skirts.
Immediately after the terrorist occupied the building on Saturday evening the gun battle began to take place. There were nearly 100 people are present at the Pampore training center. On the second day, the multi storey Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building caught fire and in the afternoon when there is encounter taking place between the militants and terrorists. They were evacuated to the safe place when the building caught fire.
Employees and the trainee student were among the militants present in the EDI building in the Jammmu-Kashmir. After the attack of a bus at Sempora, on Srinagar-Jammu highway the terrorists took hold of the EDI building on Saturday. There were two buildings at the campus. The main building has 40 to 50 rooms. Though all civilians and students were evacuated safely there was the loss of seven people including one civilian.
The gun fire continues for more than 40 hours and officials say it is in last stage. The terrorists were suspected to be 3 or 4 members with heavy weapons with them. It still continued at late night yesterday.
Captain Tushar Mahajan (26) lost his life during the gun battle yesterday and his wreath laying ceremony was held today morning by Indian Army. He had joined in army six years ago after his training at National Defence Academy, Pune.
A 23-years-old young Captain Pawan Kumar body was taken to his resident at Jind, Haryana. He is an only son to his parents. His final ceremony will be held in his native Badana. Om Prakash (32) was another army personnel who laid down his life in this gun battle. His mortal will be taken to native village, Chikhal in Himachal Pradesh, for last rites. There is no further official announcement about the gun fire at EDI building, Pampore.