India, Srinagar: Police said, Gunmen attacked a paramilitary convoy in restive Indian-held Kashmir Today, killing two soldiers before entering a government-run training institute with 100 people inside, with firing still ongoing. The militants, believed to be rebels opposed to Indian rule, assaulted a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy before paramilitaries engaged them in a firefight in the complex on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Javaid Gillani, inspector general of police for the region, told AFP, adding that militants then entered the complex, “two CRPF personnel died in the initial assault on the convoy and ten others were injured,” “All the civilians present inside the building have been evacuated,” Gillani said.
Intermittent firing was still taking place inside the building, he said, adding that ten other personnel were injured and had been shifted to a military hospital. Witnesses said three militants entered the complex, which houses the government-run Entrepreneurship Development Institute on the outskirts of the main city of Srinagar.
They said the gunmen asked everyone inside to “save themselves” and move to a nearby hostel on the campus. “They (gunmen) barged into the reception area as CRPF soldiers were firing towards them. They asked everyone to save themselves and go to the next building,” a witness who worked at the institute said, asking to remain anonymous.