Srinagar, October 12 ( JKNT) The army today declared the Pampore operation over after killing the two terrorists who had sneaked into the Entrepreneurship Development Institute building early Monday morning .
This announcement came after the army had searched the building and killed the two terrorists holed up there. The third terrorist might have been buried under the debris of the portions of the building that were pounded with rocket propelled grenades and firing since the early Monday morning , sources said.
“ The whole thing will be clear only after the debris has been cleared , as of now the encounter is over, though we will look for the final tally of the militants after the debris is cleared. That will take time,” an army source told JKNT.
This operation had riveted the attention of the security forces to the EDI building- it came under attack for the second time in the last eight months- after the terrorists who had taken positions in the building had started firing at the fire brigade vehicles that had rushed to the building after spotting flames and smoke in one of the portions . The fire was caused by militants by using explosives to draw attention of the security forces.
According to sources, this is one of the most successful operations as the army did not suffer any casualty in this nearly two and a half day long encounter.