Explosion During Jammu Anti-Terror Operation Results In Two Army Personnel Deaths And Four Injuries
In an encounter with terrorists in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, two troops died and four others, including an officer, were injured, according to officials on Friday.
According to a defence official, the army has begun an operation to capture the terrorists responsible for a recent attack on the army that claimed the lives of five troops.
The statement claimed that during the operation, "terrorists detonated explosives in retaliation, inflicting losses on the army of two and wounding four further soldiers, including an officer."
According to the army, the injured men have been transported to Command Hospital in Udhampur.
The Rajouri district's Kandi area's Kesri Hill served as the starting point for the operation. The army claimed to have acquired precise intelligence regarding the presence of terrorists holed up in a cave.
The terrorist outfit, according to the army, ambushed an army convoy on April 20 in Bhata Dhurian in the Poonch region. The attack resulted in the deaths of five troops, and the terrorists also made off with their weapons.
The terrorist outfit, according to the army, ambushed an army convoy on April 20 in Bhata Dhurian in the Poonch region. The attack resulted in the deaths of five troops, and the terrorists made off with their weapons as well.
The army spokesperson stated that "Columns of the Indian Army have been relentlessly executing intelligence-based operations to flush out a group of terrorists involved in an ambush on an army convoy in the Tota Gali area of Bhata Dhurian in the Jammu region."
He claimed that extra troops from the area had been ordered to the location of the conflict.
The army claims that preliminary information indicates there is a "chance of casualties in the terrorist group" and that a group of terrorists is trapped in the region.
The episode looked to be a reenactment of a terrorist engagement that five troops died in during in October 2021 in the Rajouri-Poonch region.
Four more army soldiers were slain in a terrorist ambush during the subsequent operation.
Despite a month-long search, no terrorist could be found.
An extensive cordon and search effort was launched after the Bhata Durian incident last month, although it was not particularly successful in finding the attackers.