Offensive on to neutralise terrorists in Pampore

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Security forces launched a fresh offensive this morning to flush out the terrorists who are holed up inside a government building in Pampore area since yesterday.

Official sources said that the area around the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) premises on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway has been cordoned off and exchange of fire was going on.

Two to three terrorists who had entered the EDI complexes in the wee hours yesterday and fired upon the security forces triggering an encounter.

An army jawan and a policeman were injured in the operation. The official said, security forces yesterday used mortar shells, light machine guns and other small arms to flush out the ultras but so far have not been successful.

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