After more than two days of gun battle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town, the army finally called off the operation on Wednesday, in which two terrorists were killed and as many weapons were recovered.
Speaking to the media after the end of the operation, Major General Ashok Narula said that some firing was heard in EDI building on Monday after which the army cordoned off the area and started the operation after taking out those people who were stuck inside the building .
While pointing out that the army has taken its time, Narula said the building had 60 rooms, with same number of bathrooms.
He also said that the army started clearing operation on Wednesday morning.
When asked about the identity of the killed terrorists he said that both of them probably belonged to LeT.
Earlier on Monday, the Director of EDI, Mohammad Ismail Parray got a call informing him that there was a fire at the institute complex. As firefighters and state police approached the building, they were fired at.
Since then, the Army, police and, paramilitary forces set up a perimeter to trap e militants in the building. Elite Para commandos of the army were also called in to neutralise the militants, who were finally killed this morning.
At least one security personnel has been injured in the entire operation.
It was the second time in last eight months, the complex came under an attack by militants. The previous encounter, which happened in February, cost the security forces five lives.