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Pampore attack was to hinder the development of valley, says Army

Entrepreneurship Development Institute complex during encounter
Entrepreneurship Development Institute complex in Pampore attack

Srinagar: Hours after Neutralising the terrorists in Pampore attack hiding inside The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) complex, which last for almost three days, army clarified that Pakistan lead terrorist does not want the development of Kashmir- especially youth of the state as they attacked the building which is known as a symbol of the development of the valley.

In the press briefing. Army’s General Officer Commanding (GOC), Victor Force and Major General Ashok Narula said this is a building where Kashmiri youth were imparted skills of entrepreneurship. It is known as the centre of excellence where young brethren get employment. This is a reason why the second in a year this was targeted. Earlier in the year too, they came to the Pampore to attack the building.

Officers said Political bosses of this terrorist, sitting in Pakistan do not want to see Kashmir youth studying and working for nations development. What all they want is to see the youth of the valley having stones in their hand and hurling it at security forces, so that they could try to prove the world that human violation at Kashmir at the peak.

Another reason for choosing the building in the Pampore attack is to make maximum casualty. Encounter in the Pampore district ends after the battle of 56 hours. Suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists were hiding in the EDI complex- a government building.

On Wednesday afternoon, our security forces finally managed to flush out all two militants on the third day of the encounter. Officers said the operation has ended now. No collateral damage happen to our soldiers, but the combing operations in the vicinity are still underway.

Revealing the detail of the operation they said, two weapons were found with them, which were intact with their body. This operation was quite tricky for us as the complex occupied by the terrorists was a very huge.

“We were fearing the existence of civilians there as it was a government building. Our priority was to avoid collateral damage and save the people first if any exist in the building, the army officers said adding that In Pampore attack we took our time as this building has 60 rooms, bathrooms, and six floors to search out. Any rush could lead to damage to our soldiers.

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