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Gunfight resumes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, one terrorist killed

Gunfight erupted again on Monday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the same place where four persons were killed on Sunday, police said.

India TV News Desk, Poonch [ Updated: September 12, 2016 11:37 IST ]
Infiltration resumes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch
Image Source : PTI Infiltration resumes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

One terrorist has been killed in the gunfight that erupted again on Monday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the same place where four persons were killed on Sunday, police said.

A senior police official said while carrying out room to room searches in the building in Poonch town, security forces found the body, taking the toll of killed militants since Sunday to four.

The gunfight started again from the under construction mini secretariat building in Poonch town, the site of Sunday's firing. 

"The building and adjacent areas were surrounded and exchange of fire were continuing between the security forces and some surviving militants still holed up in the building," the official said.

Manish Mehta, Defence PRO, said, "We don’t want any collateral damage or causualties. Cannot speculate time."

The victims comprised three militants and a policeman, while five others -- a police official, a civilian and three soldiers -- were injured.

On Sunday, three militants and a policeman were killed in a day-long gunfight between security forces and guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, while four militants were killed in Kupwara as the army foiled an infiltration bid.

In Kupwara, a gunfight broke out in Nowgam sector of the Line of Control (LoC) as soldiers detected and challenged a group of infiltrating militants. The infiltration bid was foiled and the engagement ended with four killed, said a police officer.

In Bandipora, another gunfight started on Sunday morning near the LoC in Gurez sector. Police sources said militants attempted to infiltrate into the Indian side of the LoC from Pakistan, but timely action by the army had forced them to withdraw.

(With IANS inputs)

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