Three-day gunfight in Srinagar ends with two militants killed

Indian army soldiers carrying ammunition yesterday as they left the site of a three-day gunfight at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Two militants were killed and an Indian army soldi
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Indian army soldiers carrying ammunition yesterday as they left the site of a three-day gunfight at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.

Two militants were killed and an Indian army soldier wounded during the 57-hour gunfight that ended yesterday afternoon, said Major-General Ashok Narula.

The militants had taken up positions on Monday morning inside the 60-room institute, the second time this year rebels had used the compound as cover to attack soldiers.

The army pounded the EDI with rocket grenades, flamethrowers and other weaponry before gaining access, and then searched the six-storey building room by room before clearing it of the militants.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2016, with the headline 'Three-day gunfight in Srinagar ends with two militants killed'. Print Edition | Subscribe