Srinagar, October 12 ( JKNT) The Indian army has described the Pampore encounter which concluded Wednesday afternoon as a “ tricky operation” for it involved the possibility of a collateral damage and the huge structure of seven-storey concrete building .
“ That’s why it took time to complete the operation,” an army officer told reporters after it was declared as “ over” after nearly two-and –a half- day long gun fight with two terrorists holed up in the building.
The army officer said that the army used percussion effect so that the glass planes break and openings are made.
“ Two terrorists have been killed and two assault rifles have been recovered,” the army said .
This encounter at the EDI building had started early Monday morning when a road opening party of the army had spotted the terrorists sneaking in to the building. The forces were requisitioned and operation launched with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
After killing the two terrorists, the army scanned the building of 60 rooms and equal number of bathrooms and attic and after satisfying that there were no more terrorists alive, the operation was declared over.
This time the army was more cautious than last time in February when the same building was occupied by the four Pakistani terrorists . The army had lost three of its men, including two officer rank Para Commandos .