Death Toll Reaches 4 in Jammu Encounter


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One army officer, a civilian and two militants were killed while three army men were injured in an encounter with a group of heavily armed militants, who has crossed over to Arnia sector on Thursday.

The militants had taken refuge inside an army bunker and were reportedly using the army ammunition already stored there.

The Inspector General of Police for Jammu zone, Rajesh Kumar, confirmed the casualty on the army side, but refused to divulge details before the conclusion of encounter.

Sources, however, said that the militants had come nearly two km inside the Indian territory behind the barbed wire fence and injured three army men before entering an army bunker near village Kathar. During the ensuing encounter with other army personnel, a militant was killed and a civilian injured. One army man also got injured.

One of the injured army man and the civilian later succumbed to injuries.


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