An encounter broke out in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. (Image: PTI)
KATHMANDU: Five soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in an exchange of fire in a forested area at Surankote in Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) Poonch district.
Two terrorists were killed and a policeman sustained injuries in encounters in Anantnag and Bandipora that continued late on Monday.
The exchange of fire in Poonch was triggered during a cordon and search operation that was launched early Monday morning.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times)