Policeman killed in Poonch gunfight

JAMMU: A policeman was killed on Sunday in a gunfight between government forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

Police said the militants started firing from an under construction mini secretariat building near the Army’s 93 Brigade headquarters in Poonch town around 8 am.

“The militants have been surrounded and all escape routes were sealed,” a senior police officer said, adding the gunfight was continuing.