Poonch: Firing resumed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Monday morning a day after three terrorists and a policeman were killed in an encounter centering around an under-construction Government building, reports said.
Altogether seven terrorists were killed in the state on Sunday in four separate encounters, including the one near the Line of Control in Nowgam sector in north Kashmir, where the Army gunned down four, believed to be Pakistanis.
Encounters had taken place also in Tangdhar and Gurez sectors, where forces foiled infiltration attempt.
The three terrorists killed in Poonch had been holed up inside an under-construction government building close to an army camp.
One policeman also died and another was injured.
An elderly couple who had been taken hostage was rescued after the day-long operation.
In the Nowgam Sector four AK-47 rifles and a large cache of ammunition were recovered at the end of the encounter that started as the Army engaged in a gun battle heavily armed terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border.
During joint raids at Pulwama’s Kairmabaf village, 25 people were injured in clashes with security forces.
In the evening, Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting with top officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doal to review the situation in J & K which has witnessed the death of nearly 80 persons over a period of two months.
-India Blooms News Service