3 Day Long Encounter Finished, 2 Terrorists Killed

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Srinagar: The three-day long encounter between the security forces and terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir ended on Tuesday. Two bodies of terrorists were recovered during the search operation.

The encounter was going on even on Tuesday morning. “One or two militants are expected to be the complex. The operation is on. The building has two floors and several rooms and terrorists are taking benefit of it by firing from different areas,” a senior Army officer said.

Four militants have already been killed in the encounter which began at around 7.30 am on Sunday. A policeman also lost his life in the initial firing by the militants before they took shelter in a house and the mini secretariat.

On Monday night, two security men were injured when the forces attempted to storm the complex.

Talking to reporters here after visiting Poonch on Monday, DGP said, “There might be a group of 4 to 6 involved in this incident.. We have recovered bodies of two militants. Two more militants have been killed. We feel one or two militants are still alive.”

He said that militants had come with full preparation to disturb peace in the border district as there is calm and communal harmony in the area. “Militants infiltrating a day before Eid is clearly pointing towards the fact they had come here to disturb peace on Eid,” Kumar said.

PTI

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