Policeman killed in ongoing encounter with terrorists in J&K's Poonch
A policeman was killed on Sunday in a gunfight between security forces and suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.
Jammu: A policeman was killed and another was injured on Sunday in a gunfight between security forces and suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.
According to reports, the police received information of heavily-armed terrorists hiding in an under construction government building in the outskirts of Poonch. On surrounding the building, the forces came under heavy fire, killing one policemean and injuring another.
Police said the terrorists started firing from an under construction mini secretariat building near the Army's 93 Brigade headquarters in Poonch town.
"The militants have been surrounded and all escape routes were sealed", a senior police officer told IANS, adding the gunfight was continuing.
As per the report, at least two to three terrorists are believed to be holed up inside the building.
The encounter, which began at around 8 am today, is still underway.
Further details awaited.