Cop killed, Sub-Inspector injured in ongoing Poonch gunfight

A policeman has died in an encounter that erupted between suspected militants and army in Poonch district of Jammu region on Sunday morning.
Cop killed, Sub-Inspector injured in ongoing Poonch gunfight
Policemen man a street during a gunfight in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

A police constable was killed while a Sub-Inspector was injured on Sunday in a gunfight between forces and suspected militants in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

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.

A servant of the house owner has also been injured in firing, said the officer.

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