Published On: Tue, Oct 11th, 2016

Kashmir: Indian forces battle ‘militants’ holed up in govt compound


SRINAGAR: In a new drama staged by Indian forces, the troops continued battling a group of alleged militants inside a government compound in Occupied Kashmir for second consecutive day on Tuesday.

Media reports said the Indian army cordoned off the compound after shooting was heard near Pampore town, about 10km outside of Srinagar.

Three Indian soldiers was reported wounded in the initial fighting, as number of the militants holed up inside the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building is not clear.


Intermittent shooting in the building still continues, as Indian forces failed to clear the building despite two days of fighting.

Scores of people gathered on nearby streets to chant anti-India slogans in a show of solidarity with the freedom fighters.

Smoke billowed from the multistorey building as the building caught fire in the raging battle.


The attack comes as Kashmir is experiencing its largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, prompted by the killing in July of a young separatist fighter Burhan Wani by Indian soldiers.

On Saturday, more clashes erupted in the Indian-held Kashmir after death of a boy who had suffered pallet gun injuries.

The latest attack is seen as fresh Indian drama after last month’s Uri attack.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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