Pampore: The EDI building where the militants are hold-up in Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu highway is in flames.
Pictures from the encounter scene clearly show the smoke billowing out of top floor of the four-storey government building.
So far, four government forces and a civilian have been killed in the ongoing gun battle. The civilian was hit during evacuation operation launched by police.
A group of militants believed to be three in number stormed into a CRPF bus yesterday afternoon on the highway killing two of its men.
Later, the militants took refuge in a nearby government EDI building where employees were working. They were evacuated to safety by police.