Poonch Encounter: 2 policemen, army man, foreign militant injured in fresh exchange of firing at Nar Khas encounter site

M S Nazki

Srinagar, Oct 24 : Two policemen and a solider were injured and a Pakistani militant who was taken to the encounter site also sustained injuries and he couldn’t be retrieved back at Bhata-Dhurian encounter site in Nar Khas area of Mendhar in Poonch, official sources said.

They said that Zia Mustafa, a Pakistani LeT militant was taken to Bhata Durian for identification of a hideout during the ongoing operation in which three army men and a JCO were killed.

“During the search when team approached hideout, militants again opened fire on joint team of police and army personnel in which two policemen and an army jawan sustained injuries. Mustafa also sustained injuries and he could not be extracted from the site due to heavy fire”, they told GNS adding the militant may have got killed.

Pertinent to mention here that nine soldiers including two army officers (JCOs) died in action since the encounter started nearly two weeks ago. (GNS)


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