Day 7: Poonch encounter continues

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Day 7: Poonch encounter continues
New Delhi, Jan 6: Its more than 100 hours. But the battle between militants and Security forces has continued in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Intermittent firing was witnessed since morning on Monday, Jan 5.

Perhaps the terrorists are attempting to save ammunition, says senior officers. It can be recalled here that, on Sunday, Jan 4, militants tried to escape in the dark. Heavy firing were also witnessed on Jan 4. The encounter is on in Bhatidhar forest, from where Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar militants had been allegedly operating for several years now.

According to an official statement released by the Army, four of the six to 10 terroists trapped in the Bhatidhar forest area have been killed. The bodies of the dead terrorists have yet to be recovered, though. Two Jawans of Army and a JCO have lost their lives in the encounter.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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