Poonch encounter:- Four militants killed, ops on

Fazil Mir

Srinagar: Four militants have been killed by the security forces in a joint operation in the Sindhara area of Poonch.

An official told news agency Kashmir Scroll that the first engagement between security forces took place at around 11:30 pm yesterday after which drones were deployed along with other night surveillance equipment.

At dawn today, the encounter started again with a heavy exchange of fire between the security forces and militants, he said.

Indian Army’s Special Forces, Rashtriya Rifles and J&K Police troops along with other forces were part of the operation.

The militants killed in the operation are most likely foreign and their identity is being ascertained, he said.

Search operation is going on in the area, he said.(KS)