Security person killed during fresh gunfight in Kashmir valley

Photo of security forces personnel in Kashmir valley during curfew.

Jammu: In a gunfight between security forces and militants a policeman was killed today in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

According to police official, militants started firing from an under construction mini secretariat building near the Army’s 93 Brigade headquarters in Poonch town around 8 a.m.

A senior police officer told media persons, “The militants have been surrounded and all escape routes were sealed.”

The Kashmir valley remained shut down for the 65th days with authorities deployed security personnel in Srinagar and other places to maintain law and order on Sunday.

With two youths killed in clashes in Anantnag and Shopian districts on Saturday, the death toll in the ongoing unrest rose to 79.