"Intermittent firing exchanges have started at the JKEDI (Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute) complex in Pampore on Monday morning", a senior police official said.               

"The hiding militants are heavily armed, but they have been surrounded from all sides and their escape is ruled out", the official said.                     

So far, six people including a civilian, three army soldiers including two captains, and two paramilitary troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been killed in this gunfight.     

The gunfight started on Saturday evening when guerrillas attacked a CRPF bus at Sempora (Pampore) on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.         

After attacking the bus, the guerrillas had entered the JKEDI complex and taken shelter in the multi-storeyed building.                       

About 120 trainees and staff members were safely evacuated from the complex before the security forces started the flushing out operation against the guerrillas.

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