The gunfight in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir has entered fifth day and is the year’s longest and deadliest gunfight as seven Indian army personnel, including two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) were killed.
The gunfight startecd on 11 October in DKG area of Poonch after the occupational forces found suspicious movement along the Line of Control, that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The LoC is over 10 kilometers from where the gunfight is ongoing.
The Pir Panchal area of Jammu division has seen an unusual spurt of gunfights as it has witnessed five severe gunfights since 8 July this year, in which six mujahideen and nine Indian forces personnel including two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) were killed.
Since Monday atleast contact with the mujahideen have been established four times, who are believed to be from a mujahideen outfit Peoples Anti Fascist Front (PAFF) – as per reports. The front is believed to have emerged post-August 2019 when Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its limited autonmy.