- · The incident took place on Monday, in the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir
- · The list of killed soldiers includes a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO)
- · The militants are suspected to be infiltrators who have entered the country after crossing the border
On Monday, five Indian Army soldiers were killed in an encounter with the terrorists which took place in the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The list of deceased includes a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).
According to sources, a cordon and search operation was initiated by the army in a village located near the Dera Ki Gali (DKG) area in Surankote, Poonch. The operation was launched by the security forces on Monday. An army officer has stated that militants opened fire at the security personnel during the operation, leading to the death of five soldiers.
He has said, “the fire was returned by troops and in the ensuing firefight, five Army jawans including a JCO were critically injured and evacuated to the military hospital.” All five of the injured were taken to the hospital.
The security personnel who were present in the area during the ongoing operation were immediately assisted by additional forces. A group of nearly 2-4 militants is still present in the area, as believed by the army sources. The militants are suspected to be infiltrators who have entered the country after crossing the border.
Earlier on Monday, two terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora and Anantnag districts, ahead of gun battles with the army men. One of the militants has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, who maintained connections with the terrorist outfit LeT (TRF).