Fresh Encounter between Militants, security forces


Jammu, 12 September:  Fresh encounter between security forces and terrorists is underway in Jammu and Kahsmir’s Poonch district. This is third encounter between infiltrators and security forces in two days.

Three militants and a policeman were on Sunday killed and six others, including a police officer, were injured in twin encounters between security forces and four terrorists in Poonch town of Jammu and Kashmir.

The encounters between security forces and the militants, who were holed up in a house and another structure near the under-construction Mini Secretariat, erupted at around 7.30 AM and continued through the day.

“Three militants have been knocked down. The civilians, who were held hostage, have been safely evacuated. Operation is still on,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rajouri-Poonch range Johny Willian told PTI.

A policeman Rajinder Kumar was killed in the incident. Two Army jawans, two police jawans and a civilian were also injured.

One of the injured is Sub Inspector of Special Operation Group (SoG) Manzoor Hussain and another a civilian Tariq, police said, adding the injured have been hospitalised.
(With PTI Inputs)

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