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.
India’s five martyrs in Poonch include— The New Indian (@TheNewIndian_in) October 11, 2021
Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh
Vaisakh H, report @AartiTikoo & @rohanduaT02.@TheNewIndian_in pays respect to martyrdom of @adgpi soldiers.
According to officials, there are reports of a group of heavily armed terrorists hiding in Chamrer woodland after crossing the Line of Control (LoC).
FLASH:Five Indian soldiers including a JCO killed in a gunfight with militants in forests of Surankote, in Poonch district,report @AartiTikoo & @rohanduaT02.— The New Indian (@TheNewIndian_in) October 11, 2021
Several new terror camps have resurfaced opposite Poonch in PoK
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Reports say reinforcements were rushed to the area to ensure the terrorists do not have an escape route and are neutralised.
Shiv Sena and Dogra Front workers held anti-Pakistan protests by burning an effigy of the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for aiding and abetting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress condemned the killing of the five Army personnel and urged the BJP-led government to take tough measures to tackle Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the Union Territory.