Breaking: JCO, among 5 soldiers critically injured in Poonch encounter

Poonch: A Junior Commissioned Officer and four soldiers were “critically” injured in a gunfight with militants in villages close to Dara Ki Gali in the Surankote area of Poonch district on Monday.

In firefight during the ongoing encounter with (militants), one JCO and four Jawans of Indian Army have suffered critical injuries,” Defence ministry PRO-based in Jammu told GNS. “Further update follows,” he said.

The encounter, the army PRO said, had ensued after the army launched a cordon and search operation in villages close to Dara Ki Gali in Surankote Poonch.

The CASO was launched based on intelligence inputs.”

“The encounter with (militants) is going on. Further update follows,” he said.

Reports said 4 to 5 militants are trapped in the area. However, there is no official confirmation as regards it hitherto.

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