Poonch encounter: Army man injured as firing exchange continues

An army man was injured in the ongoing gunfight in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, taking the total number of injured to three.
Poonch encounter: Army man injured as firing exchange continues
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An army man was injured in the ongoing gunfight in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, taking the total number of injured to three.

Earlier, a cop was killed while a sub-inspector of police and a manservant were injured after suspected militants and forces exchanged gunfire.

A police official said that militants were firing from an under construction mini secretariat building near the Army's 93 Brigade headquarters and a residential house in Poonch town.

The encounter began at around 7:30 am.

"The militants have been surrounded and all escape routes were sealed," said a senior police officer, adding the gunfight was continuing.

The deceased constable has been identified as Raj Kumar alias Raju while the injured sub-inspector has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad.

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