A police personnel and one terrorist were killed, in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir.
Two other policemen were also injured as an encounter ensued in the district after security forces were alerted about militants in the area.
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The presence of 2-3 terrorists is suspected around a mini-secretariat, in Allah Pir area of Poonch, which is under construction.
Police said the militants started firing from the mini secretariat building near the Army’s 93 Brigade headquarters in Poonch town around 8 a.m.
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“One policeman was killed, and another was critically injured. The area has been cordoned off,” said Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh.
“These are highly condemnable actions of Pakistan. It’s being done by them. They are creating trouble in Kashmir,” he added.
“The militants have been surrounded and all escape routes were sealed”, a senior police officer told IANS, adding the gunfight was continuing.
(With IANS inputs)