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Army denies reports of 'fierce encounter' in Poonch

The Army on Saturday termed as baseless reports of a fierce encounter between the security forces and a group of infiltrators in the Poonch forest.



Jammu: The Army on Saturday termed as baseless reports of a fierce encounter between the security forces and a group of infiltrators in the Poonch forest.

"There was no fierce encounter between terrorists and the army at the Kalsa forest areas in Bigial Dara area of Poonch last night, as reported by a section of media," Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said here today.

He said the reports about encounter between a group of five terrorists and the army at the area were "baseless". 

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