Army officer killed in Pampore

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016,11:37 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | An army officer was killed as the operation resumed against holed up militants in a government building in Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Captain Pawan Kumar sustained injuries in the firing by militants as security forces tried to make their way into the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building, an army official said. He said the injured officer succumbed to injuries later on.

Two CRPF jawans and a civilian were killed and nine other jawans injured when militants opened fire on a CRPF convoy yesterday afternoon. The ultras then took shelter inside the EDI building, triggering a stand off. Nearly 100 civilian staffs and students of EDI were evacuated to safety by the security forces from the building, a police official said.