Security forces battle militants in J&K, policeman killed

Srinagar/Jammu, Sep 11 (IANS) Gun battles broke out on Sunday between security forces and militants in Kashmir’s Bandipora and Kupwara districts, police said. In yet another gunfight, in Poonch district of Jammu region, a policeman was killed.

In Poonch, militants opened firing from an under-construction mini-secretariat building near the Army’s 93 Brigade headquarters in the Poonch town around 8 a.m., police said.

“The militants have been surrounded and all escape routes have been sealed”, a senior police officer told IANS, adding that the gunfight was continuing.

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

In Bandipora, another encounter took place near the LoC in Gurez sector.

Both the gunfights were continuing, the officer added.



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