Srinagar, February 23: If the accounts provided by eye witnesses are to be believed, the militants who attacked involved in the Pampore attack had come all prepared to take control of J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute building after ambushing a CRPF convoy on Saturday.
They claimed that the militants trapped inside the EDI complex had enough time to run away free but they did not. The hijacking of the EDI building was the part of their plan according to the eyewitnesses. Furthermore, people inside the complex told the militants to escape but the the militants replied that they were there to fight and will not leave. They were for sure on a fidayeen (suicide) mission.
Atif, a trainee from Srinagar who was present in the complex when the three militants attacked it said that he was sitting in a room on the ground floor when he heard gunshots. A second later, bullets were fired into the room. He and his colleagues immediately lay down on the ground and then slowly crawled to the adjacent room.