SRINAGAR (J&K): A gunfight with terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir claimed the lives of 5 Indian Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) on Monday afternoon.
According to a defense spokesman, the operation began in the early hours of the morning in a village near Dera Ki Gali in Surankote after intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists. Also Read: Large Candlelight Vigil Organised In Srinagar’s Lal Chowk In Honour Of Minorities Killed
The terrorists opened fire on the search parties, critically injuring the JCO and four other ranks. All five soldiers succumbed to their injuries.
According to officials, there are reports of a group of heavily armed terrorists hiding in Chamrer woodland after crossing the Line of Control (LoC).
Reports say reinforcements were rushed to the area to ensure the terrorists do not have an escape route and are neutralised.
(More details are awaited)
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