“It was a surgical operation, Operation has ended. We're sanitising the area. 4 terrorists killed,” said JS Johar, SSP on Poonch encounter.

Four militants were killed in the encounter which began at around 7.30 AM on Sunday. A policeman also lost his life in the initial firing by the militants before they took shelter in a house and the Mini Secretariat.  Last night, two security men were injured when the forces attempted to storm the complex.

DGP said that militants had come with full preparation to disturb peace in the border district as there is calm and communal harmony in the area.

"Militants infiltrating a day before Eid is clearly pointing towards the fact they had come here to disturb peace on Eid," said DGP.

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