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SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained five persons for allegedly providing shelter to the militants in connection with the Poonch encounter.

Sources in the police told news agency KINS that earlier, the police had detained three people for allegedly providing logistical support to the “infiltrators”.

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Meanwhile, Army sources said that they continued the operations at the Poonch encounter site during the night.

The Poonch encounter has now become one of the longest encounters carried out in the last two decades.

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So far, nine Army men have been killed in the operation, which according to Army sources is the highest tally of life loss in any “anti-terror” operations for the security forces.

Sources in the police said that they have so far detained a total of eight persons in relation to the encounter and further search is underway.

Meanwhile, Jammu ADG Mukesh Singh on Monday reached the Poonch encounter site to review security operations by the forces.

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“This was the second consecutive day that the Jammu ADG is reviewing operations on the ground over the last two weeks,” sources said.

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