Pampore: Another trooper identified as Tushar Mahajan -Captain of 9 Para, has reportedly succumbed to injuries here, amid heavy firing going on between militants and government forces on day-2 near EDI building in Pampore town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Sunday.
officials, however, didn’t confirm his death and said, he is critically injured.
Earlier, a group of three militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba attacked a CRPF vehicle at Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Saturday at 4:20pm.
Two CRPF men including Head Constable Driver R K Rana and head-constable Bhola Singh were killed in the shootout while eight CRPF men were injured.
The militants took refuge in a nearby spacious government EDI building on the highway. More than a hundred EDI employees, students and prospective entrepreneurs were inside the building when the attack took place.
As the operation is underway, scores of people in spite of the Police advisory blocked the highway and clashed with the government forces in several parts of the town today. Two youth were hit by bullet after after forces tried to disperse them.