Three security personnel wounded in fresh gunfight in J&K’s Poonch

‘Pakistani militant taken to the area for identification of hideout also injured in the gunfight’.
Three security personnel wounded in fresh gunfight in J&K’s Poonch
Security personnel take positions at an encounter site in the Bhata Durian area in J&K's Poonch on Friday, October 22, 2021.ANI

Srinagar, Oct 24: Two policemen, a soldier and a Pakistani militant have been injured in fresh exchange of fire in the ongoing gunfight between militants and security forces at Bhata-Dhurian, Nar Khas area of Mendhar in J&K's Poonch district, news agency GNS while quoting official sources reported on Sunday.

The report said that Zia Mustafa, a Pakistani LeT militant was taken to Bhata Durian for identification of a hideout during the ongoing operation in which three army men and a JCO were killed earlier this month.

“During the search when team approached hideout, militants again opened fire on joint team of police and army personnel in which two policemen and an army jawan sustained injuries. Mustafa also sustained injuries and he could not be extracted from the site due to heavy fire”, an official told GNS adding the militant "may have got killed".

Pertinently, nine soldiers including two army officers (JCOs) have died in the gunfight that started nearly two weeks ago.

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