Security forces battle militants in J&K, policeman killed

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Jammu/Srinagar, Sep 11 (IANS) Gun battles continued during the day between security forces and militants in Jammu region’s Poonch district — where a policeman was killed — and in Kashmir’s Bandipora and Kupwara districts on Sunday.

A soldier was also injured in the ongoing gunfight in Poonch district as army commandos launched a final assault against holed-up militants.

“Militants started firing from the under-construction mini-secretariat building near the headquarters of Army’s 93 Brigade in Poonch town in the morning,” a senior police official said.

“All escape routes have been sealed,” he added.

In Kupwara, an encounter started in Nowgam sector of the Line of Control (LoC), a senior police officer said.

In Bandipora, another encounter was on near the LoC in Gurez sector.

Both the gunfights in the Kashmir were continuing, the officer added.

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