5 troopers have died and one other is injured in an encounter with terrorists within the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officers stated on Friday.
A defence spokesperson stated that the military had launched an operation to flush out terrorists who have been answerable for a current assault on the military through which 5 troopers have been killed.
The spokesperson stated that in the course of the operation, “terrorists triggered explosives in retaliation”. Whereas two troopers died on the spot, 4 others have been injured and evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur, the military stated. Of them, three have died resulting from their accidents.
The operation was launched at Kesri Hill within the Kandi space of the Rajouri district. The military stated that they’d acquired particular details about the presence of a gaggle of terrorists entrenched in a cave.
In keeping with the military, the group of terrorists is concerned in an ambush on a military truck on April 20 at Bhata Dhurian in Poonch district. 5 troopers have been killed within the assault, and the terrorists additionally fled with the weapons of the fallen troopers.
“Indian Military columns have been conducting relentless intelligence-based operations to flush out a gaggle of terrorists concerned in an ambush on a military truck within the Tota Gali space of Bhata Dhurian within the Jammu area,” stated the military spokesperson.
He stated that further troops from the neighborhood have been directed to the positioning of the encounter.
In keeping with the military, preliminary studies counsel a gaggle of terrorists is trapped within the space and there’s a “probability of casualties within the terrorist group”.
The incident gave the impression to be a repeat of an October 2021 operation within the Rajouri-Poonch area, when 5 troopers have been killed in an encounter with terrorists.
Through the operation that adopted, 4 extra military troopers have been killed in an ambush by terrorists.
After a month-long operation, no terrorist may very well be tracked down.
After final month’s Bhata Durian assault, an enormous cordon and search operation has been underway with out vital success in monitoring down the attackers.
The military has stated the operation is in progress and extra particulars are awaited.