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Five armed forces personnel killed in Poonch forest as gunfight rages

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Armed forces near a military operation site. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Poonch: Five armed forces personnel including a Junior Commissioned Officer were killed in a gunfight that is going on in Chamrer forest area of Surankote area of Poonch district, official sources said Monday.

An official said that one JCO and four soldiers sustained bullet injuries in heavy exchange of fire in Chamrer woods of Surankote.

“All the injured were evacuated to army hospital for treatment where they succumbed,” he said.

It is believed that three to four heavily armed militants are present in the area, sources said—(KNO)

 

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