Poonch: An exchange of fire has been reported between militants and government forces on Sunday at Chatta Pani area on the Mughal Road in Jammu’s Poonch district, KNO reported.
A cordon-and-search-operation was earlier launched by government forces in some villages in the area which resulted in the contact with the hiding militants.
“A contact has been established with the militants and there will be an encounter now, as firing has started from both sides,” they said.
A top police official told KNO that a group of three militants are likely trapped at Chatta Pani area which falls under the territorial jurisdiction of Surankote police station of Poonch district.
“The area is covered under snow, making the operation too difficult,” the official said. (KNO)