Srinagar, October 11 ( JKNT) The army has intensified its offensive against the terrorists holed up in the EDI building in Pampore for the second day on Tuesday as there appeared no signs of the stand off coming to an early end.
The gun fight had started yesterday morning after the militants stormed the EDI building and targeted the security forces after setting a portion of seven-storey building afire to draw attention of the security forces.
Security forces have launched rocket launchers and mortars to narrow the moving space of the militants in such a huge structure , but the militants have been shifting their location within the 70-room building leaving security forces at loss to guess about the exact location.
“ This is making our task difficult to end this stand off,” a senior police officer told the JKNT. He said that, what ‘s clear by mow is that the militants are well acquainted with the building , and are using their ammunition with discretion , to prolong the encounter and also avoid detection of their movement inside the huge structure.
“ While our offensive will continue, but at the same time we will not rush into their trap and adopt a wait and watch approach,” the police officer monitoring the operation said.