Cop killed in encounter with militants in Poonch

Sunday, Sep 11, 2016,14:08 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Jammu | A policeman was killed and two persons, including an officer, were injured in a fierce gun battle with militants in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“There was a gun battle near the under construction mini-secretariat at Allah Pir area in Poonch after presence of two or more militants was detected in the area this morning,” a police officer told PTI.

In the encounter, one policeman died and two persons were injured, police officials said, adding, the deceased was identified as R Kumar.

One of the injured is Sub Inspector of Special Operation Group Manzoor Hussain and another a civilian Tariq, they said.

The encounter is underway and further details are awaited, he said.