New Delhi/ Jammu:
Two policemen and an army soldier were injured in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district this morning, officials said. A jailed Pakistani terrorist who was brought to the forest for identification of the terrorist hideout was also injured in the cross-firing, the officials said, adding that he could not be taken out from the site due to heavy fire.
The fresh gunbattle in Poonch – where the anti-terror operation entered its 14th day today – started after terrorists opened fire on a joint search party of the Army and police inside a forest in Poonch district this morning, officials said.
Two policemen, an army soldier, and a terrorist from PoK were injured when they were approaching a terrorist hideout in Bhata Durian area.
“Detenue Mustafa was taken to Bhatadurian for identification of terrorist hideout during the ongoing operation in which three Army jawans and a JCO were martyred (on October 14). During the search when the team approached the hideout, terrorists again opened fire on the joint team of police and Army personnel in which two policemen and an Army jawan sustained injuries,” the spokesperson said.
Zia, was lodged in Kot Balwal jail for several years and taken on 10 days remand by police on Friday.
The operation, which saw nine Army personnel losing their lives in separate ambushes in Surankote and Mendhar on October 11 and 14, entered the 14th day on Sunday.