Jammu, September 11: A policeman has been martyred in an encounter that erupted between suspected militants and army in Poonch district of Jammu region on Sunday morning.
Reports said that the exchange of fire began around 7:40 am near the Army’s 93 Brigade headquarters.
Reports said that some gunmen were also firing from an under construction building of the mini-secretariat.
DIG Rajouri-Poonch Range Johny Williams said that a policeman has died in the ongoing encounter.
The encounter started after police received information about the presence of heavily-armed terrorists in an under construction government building in the outskirts of Poonch city.
As the police laid a cordon around the building, they came under heavy firing resulting in the death of a policeman and injuries to a sub inspector of the police.
The building is close to an army camp and troops have been rushed in to neutralise the terrorists.
An intense gunfight is currently on.