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Gunfight resumes in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on October 17, 2021 at 4:35 pm

In the Mendhar belt of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight resumed between security forces and a group of heavily armed terrorists on Sunday.

As per reports, a search operation was carried out between the joint team of Army, police, para military troops along with elite commandos of Indian Army in Nar Khas forests of Mendhar when the terrorists fired at them.

But the firing was effectively retaliated and the encounter resumed. A police official said that area is cordoned and terrorists are holed up in the operation.

In a week-long gunfight that started on October 11, so far nine Army personnel including two Junior Commissioned Officers have been martyred.