Pampore encounter: Another CRPF jawan martyred as death toll reaches five

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Srinagar, Feb. 21 (ANI): At least three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, one Army Captain and a civilian died as the death toll in the encounter in Pampore reached five on Sunday.

An Army paramilitary captain identified as Pawan Kumar was killed in the ongoing encounter with militants.

The CRPF, local police and the Army have been engaging with the terrorists since last evening in which two CRPF jawans were martyred and 11 personnel were injured.

The terrorists has opened fire on a CRPF bus near the Entrepreneurship Development Institute following which many civilians were left trapped in the building.

A hostage crisis was avoided as all the occupants of the building were safely evacuated by security forces.

A large contingent of security forces were rushed to the spot to tackle the situation as they cordoned off the area.

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Driver/Constable R.K.Raina and Head Constable Bhola Prasad Singh have been martyred in the attack.

Among those injured are Constable Rakesh Kumar, Constable Kanhaiya, Constable Sanjeev Kamania, Head Constable Muneem, Constable Thakur, Constable Raju Thakur, Constable Baruna Thakur, Constable J.Negi and Parma Thakur. (ANI)

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