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Bloodshed in Rajouri; 5 soldiers martyred in encounter with terrorists

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Rajouri: Five Indian soldiers were killed in an anti-terrorism operation in Rajouri sector on Monday. The five were critically injured in the gun fight with terrorists and later succumbed to the injuries.

Of the five, one was a junior commissioned officer (JCO), while the four others were soldiers.

The terrorists were said to be heavily armed.

According to the Defence Ministry, the troops had launched a cordon and search operation on the basis of specific intelligence of presence of terrorists in villages near Krishna Ghati sector of Line of Control in Surankote area of Poonch district.

Earlier in the day, security forces neutralized a terrorist in Hajin in Bandipora district. According to reports, he was associated with LeT and was involved in the killing of a civilian in the district recently.

 

 

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