This Article is From Sep 12, 2016

Cop Killed, Couple Rescued In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Poonch

Terrorists hiding in a building on the outskirts of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir fired on police.

Highlights

  • 1 policeman killed, another injured in encounter with terrorists
  • Terrorists were holed up in under-construction government building
  • Terrorists fired on policemen when they were being surrounded
Poonch: One policeman was killed and another injured during an encounter with three terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

The encounter that started after police received information about the presence of heavily-armed terrorists in an under construction government building in the outskirts of Poonch city.

As the police laid a cordon around the building, they came under heavy firing resulting in the death of a policeman and injuries to a sub inspector of the police.

An elderly couple, who was held hostage by terrorists, was also rescued, Deputy Inspector General Rajouri-Poonch range, Johny Willian said.

The terrorists were holding Haji Nazir Mir and his wife Mumtaz Mir hostage.

Haji Nazir Mir is a cousin of the Congress lawmaker and Deputy chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council Jahangir Hussain Mir.

All terrorists were neutralised after an intense gunbattle that ended around 7:15 in the evening, police said.

In another encounter near the Line of Control in Nowgam Sector, in north Kashmir, the Army has killed four terrorists.