Poonch gunfight spreads to Rajouri village as fresh contact established with militants

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The gunfight that started between government forces and militants in Chamrer forest area of Poonch’s Surankote subdivision has now spread to Bhangai village of Rajouri which is adjacent to earlier site where forces and militants exchanged gunfire.

Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that on Monday morning, forces and militants exchanged fire in Chamrer forest falling near DKG in Poonch district in which an army JCO and four troopers sustained injuries who later succumbed.

Meanwhile, in the evening hours, fresh contact got established between same group of militants and forces in Bhangai village falling near DKG and in Rajouri district jurisdiction.

” The entire operation area is same but half of its area falls in Poonch district and half in Rajouri district jurisdiction,” said officials. They said that fresh contact got established in Bhangai village of Rajouri and intermittent firing is going on—(KNO)

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