Pampore encounter: One militant, five security persons killed

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Pampore (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb.21 (ANI): One militant was killed and five security persons have lost their lives in the ongoing encounter at the Entrepreneurs Development Institute (EDI) at Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

“One militant has been killed so far in the encounter. Today, three security personnel lost their lives which include two army officers and one jawan. In total, there have been five causalities, which include three army persons and two CRPF persons,” CRPF PRO Bhavesh Kumar told the reporters.

“As the building consists of four-five floors, we have to sanitize and search. Only then we can call the operation to be over,” he added.

Meanwhile, a civilian was also killed in the encounter.

A soldier of 9 Para, who was injured in the ongoing encounter with the militants, succumbed to his injuries at 92 base Hospital in Srinagar today.

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Two CRPF jawans were yesterday killed and 11 others were injured in the encounter. (ANI)

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