Fighting resumes in Kashmir’s Pampore town 

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Srinagar: Security forces and separatists fired at each other on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town where a group of armed militants has been holed up for three days, police said.

“Intermittent firing has started at the JKEDI (Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute) complex in the morning,” a senior police officer said.

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“The militants are heavily armed, but they have been surrounded from all sides and their escape is ruled out,” he added.

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So far, six people, including a civilian, three soldiers and two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers have been killed in the fighting.

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About 120 trainees and staff members were safely evacuated from the complex before security forces started the flushing out operation against the guerrillas.

The dead include Abdul Gani Mir of Gundipora Pulwama, a JKEDI gardener, Captains Pawan Kumar and Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik Om Prakash as well as Head Constable Bhola Prasad and Driver Constable R.K. Rana of CRPF.

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