EDI Encounter Ends After 3 Days

Pulwama: J&K Police on Wednesday afternoon said that they recovered two bodies from the encounter site in J&K EDI at Sempora, Pampore.

The “encounter” started on Monday morning around 6 AM when suspected militants reportedly took refuge inside the hostel building of the EDI.

“We have recovered two bodies,” a police official said. “Two weapons have also been recovered from their possession,” he added.

It is second such gun battle inside the premises of the EDI in last eight months.

The sprawling seven-storey-seventy-room hostel building of the EDI has been completely destroyed after forces used mortar shells, rockets and grenades to evacuate the suspected militants. 

A police handout said that the encounter had started on October 10 and on the first day itself the militants were asked to surrender. “Instead they fired upon police and security forces from the building. The militants also set some rooms of the building on fire. An army jawan was injured in the encounter on the first day.”

“The police and security forces kept continued cordon around the building and also started room intervention. During this encounter two militants were killed. The bodies of the militants has been recovered from the encounter site, today. The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained. Two AK rifles, 09 Magazines, grenades and other ammunition has been recovered from the encounter site.” 

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