Day 8 : Gun battle continues in Poonch

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Day 8 : Gun battle continues in Poonch
Poonch, Jan 8: Its almost eight days the gun battle between militants and security forces began in Bhati Dhar forest in Poonch district of Jammu Kashmir. Intermittent firing continued throughout Wednesday, Jan 7 night in the forest area in Mendhar region where a few militants are still holed up. Security forces tried their  best to give a final assault to neutralise the terrorists, defence sources said.

The cave where terrorists are hiding our were bombared with rockets, they added. The area continued to remain cordoned off by the troops, who are also assisted by Special Operations Group of the state police. Police have already arrested two suspects, including a woman, and were questioning them, they said.

The encounter began on Jan 1 and is still continuing since then. Three security personnel have been killed so far and four militants have also been reportedly gunned down.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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