Firing Resumes in Poonch Encounter Site After 16 Hours

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Srinagar- After a gap of 16 hours, the firing resumed at the encounter site in Dera Ki Gali forest area along the Rajouri-Poonch border on Tuesday afternoon.

The encounter in the area started on Monday morning in which five Army soldiers lost their lives after which the cordon was launched in the entire forest area near Dera Ki Gali.

"The last exchange of fire between government forces and militants took place on Monday evening after which a silence prevailed but on Tuesday at around 02 PM, the firefight resumed,” they said, adding that the exchange of fire has been reported from Bhangai Top near DKG.

The exchange of fire was going on when the last reports were received.

Five soldiers, including a JCO, lost their lives when a group of heavily-armed militants opened fire on an army search party in a village close to Dera Ki Gali (DKG) in Surankote early on Monday.

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