Gun battle breaks out in Poonch

Security forces and militants were tonight engaged in a fierce gun battle in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 23:39 PM IST

Jammu: Security forces and militants were
tonight engaged in a fierce gun battle in Poonch district in
Jammu and Kashmir.

Acting on intelligence inputs about the movement of
four-five militants in Gujjar-Kheera forest belt in the
district, Army troops and Police launched a cordon and search
operation, officials told a news agency.

Troops came under heavy fire during the search
operation after which they retaliated, they said.

Nearly four militants are in the cordon, they said.

PTI