- An army officer and four other army soldiers martyred during an anti-insurgency operation.
- The incident occurred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday.
- Terrorists hiding in a village opened fire on the search team.
According to officials, one army officer and four other army personnel were martyred during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch area on Monday.
According to sources, a major gunfight was taking place in the Surankote area with at least four to five highly equipped terrorists who had entered the country a few days ago.
According to officials, the anti-insurgency operation was conducted in the early hours of the morning in a village near Dera Ki Gali in response to intelligence information regarding their presence.
The terrorists who were hidden opened fire on the search parties, resulted in a violent gunfight and caused serious injuries to a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and four other soldiers. They succumbed to their injuries.
According to a defence official, the encounter with the terrorists is still ongoing, and more information is anticipated.
While battling heavily armed terrorists, 5 Indian Army Jawans, including a JCO have laid down their lives at Surankote, Poonch.— Junaid Azim Mattu (@Junaid_Mattu) October 11, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to their families.
May their sacrifice not be in vain.
Officials stated there were reports of a group of highly armed terrorists hiding in the Chamrer forest after sneaking across the Line of Control a few days ago.
According to reports, reinforcements have been dispatched to the region in order to close any terrorist escape routes.
The incident occurs in the midst of increased terrorist activity in the Kashmir valley in recent weeks, as well as the return of ceasefire breaches along the Line of Control with Pakistan.
Over the previous week, security authorities in the union territory have detained over 900 suspects in response to the murders of seven residents.