Jammu on high alert ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

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Following the encounter in Poonch, Jammu has been put on high alert. The police today sounded a high alert after terrorists strike at Poonch.

Sources said the entire security grid was put on high alert after ensuing encounter took place in Poonch, which left over four terrorists dead and one police cop martyred.

Fourth militant KILLED in Poonch gunfight

A militant was killed in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday. A senior police official said that a gunfight started again at the site of Sunday’s firing in Poonch town.

“The building and adjacent areas were surrounded and exchange of fire was continuing between the security forces and some surviving militants still holed up in the building,” the official said.

In Pir Panchal Valley, militants, believed to be Lashkar-e-Taiba’s fresh infiltrators, opened fire around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday when a policeman spotted their movement.

The militants, were hiding in a school and an under construction government building near the Army’s 93 Brigade headquarters.

One policeman, identified as Raj Kumar, died in the attack in which three militants were killed. Three persons, including a soldier, sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, after lull of few hours, the terrorists again opened fire, thus giving start to yet another encounter.

Talking to Newspoint, a senior police officer wishing anonymity said that in past two days at least four infiltration bids had been foiled, during which over eight militants have been gunned down.

“Keeping in view the rise in infiltration bid and ensuing encounters, the police across the state, especially Jammu and its adjoining areas have been put on high alert ahead of Eid,” said senior police officer, adding all the entrance points have been beefed up and people are appealed to maintain vigil and inform police in case of any untoward movement.

Pertinently in the past one month, the police and security forces are conducting surprise mock drills to ensure the safety and security of the people and to apprise the people about moves of the security forces in case of encounter, to avoid panic among the people.

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