Militants sneak into building after killing 3 cops, civilian in Kashmir
Militants attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in India killing three police personnel and a civilian before sneaking into a nearby government building, triggering a stand off.
A possible hostage situation was avoided as CRPF and local police managed to evacuate civilians who were trapped inside Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building located at Pampore in the outskirts of Srinagar city.
“We have been successful in evacuating all the civilians from the building,” Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police K Rajendra said.
One of those evacuated said he was told by the militants to immediately leave because they did not want to harm civilians.