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Military operation in Poonch forests enters sixth day, para-commandos, helicopters rushed in

Srinagar: The military operation launched by army against militants in dense forests entered sixth day on Saturday amid reports that there was “exchange of fresh fire” near Bhata Dhurian village of Mendhar along highway in Poonch district.

Official sources told GNS elite para commandos have been rushed to the area which is said to be a dense forest. Also helicopters were seen hovering through the area, they said.

So far seven armed forces personnel have been killed while a junior commissioned officer and another personnel are said to be missing even as there is no official confirmation as regards the latter.

 

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