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Unidentified gunmen fired on CRPF bus, 7 CRPF jawans injured. (Photo courtesy: ANI)

Ten Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured on Saturday when guerrillas attacked their convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway near Pampore town in Pulwama district of Kashmir region, police said.

Dozens of people were trapped inside a government building in Pampore area on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway as three militants entered the nearby multi-storeyed Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) building, a senior police officer said here.

Militants opened firing on a CRPF bus in Pampore town of Pulwama district, near the EDI complex, which was retaliated by the security forces, a police official said.

He said at least one militant while fleeing from the spot entered into the EDI complex where over 100 students were undergoing training in entrepreneurship when the incident took
place.

The official said around 50 staffers were also present inside the complex.

“Over 70 people have been evacuated from various sides of the complex so far and efforts are on the rescue the others as well,” he said.

Additional forces have been rushed to the area to strengthen the cordon around the EDI complex, he added.

(With agencies input)