The police said the terrorists started firing from an under construction mini secretariat building near the Army's 93 Brigade headquarters in Poonch town around 8 a.m.

In the encounter, one policeman died and two persons were injured, police officials said, adding, the deceased was identified as R Kumar. One of the injured is Sub Inspector of Special Operation Group (SoG) Manzoor Hussain and another a civilian Tariq, they said.

"The terrorists have been surrounded and all escape routes were sealed", a senior police officer said, adding the gunfight was continuing. "Presence of 2-3 terrorists are suspected to be around a mini-secretariat in Allah Pir area of Poonch, which is under construction. Operation is underway," the news agency ANI reported.

In the encounter, one policeman died and two persons were injured, police officials said, adding, the deceased was identified as R Kumar. One of the injured is Sub Inspector of Special Operation Group (SoG) Manzoor Hussain and another a civilian Tariq, they said.

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Meanwhile, two youth were killed in fresh clashes with security forces on Saturday, taking the total death toll to 78 since protests erupted in the Valley following the killing of Hizb terrorist Burhan Wani.


The encounter is underway and further details are awaited, he said.

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