Two soldiers were killed, and four were injured in the ongoing Rajouri clash: internet discontinued
Two weeks have passed since the attack on an Army truck in Rajouri, which resulted in the deaths of five soldiers. The encounter started in the Kandi forest area, according to ADGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh.
In a current anti-militancy operation in the Kandi Forest of Rajouri Sector in the Pir Panjal Valley on Friday, two soldiers were killed, and four others, including an Army officer, were hurt.
Rajouri’s internet access has been turned off “as a security measure.” Two weeks after five soldiers were killed in a militant ambush in Rajouri, security forces made contact with terrorists who were hiding.
The Army claims that when a search team made contact with a group of terrorists, an explosive device detonated. Around 7:30 on Friday morning, the terrorists were well-established in a cave in the Kandi forests.
Army spokesman statement
A Jammu-based Army spokesman reported, “The Army team has suffered two fatal casualties, and four more soldiers, including an officer, were injured.”
The injured personnel were transported to the Command Hospital in Udhampur for medical attention.
According to the Army, the terrorist organization was likely to suffer casualties. But nobody’s remains have yet been found. According to preliminary estimates, two to four militants may be hiding in the area.
“The procedure is being carried out. The area is heavily forested and has rocky, sheer cliffs,” according to the Army.
Army is carrying out intelligence-based operations
The Indian Army said it has been carrying out “relentless intelligence-based operations” to flush out a group of terrorists responsible for the April 20 ambush on an Army truck in the Tota Gali neighborhood of Bhata Dhurian in the Jammu region that left five soldiers dead and another injured.
The operation on Friday was started as a result of specific information indicating the presence of terrorists in the Kandi Forest. Additional Army teams have been sent to the location of the encounter in the meantime from the surrounding area.
Since the April 20 attack in Rajouri, search and rescue operations have been launched deep into the hills. To track down the attackers, over 100 inhabitants were interrogated, and scores were apprehended.
Seven civilians lost their lives earlier, on January 1, when militants attacked a village belonging to a particular community in Rajouri’s Dhangri area.
Increase in terrorist activities in the past three days
In the meantime, the past three days have seen an abrupt increase in encounters in J&K. Two separate gunfights resulted in the deaths of four militants, two in Kupwara and two in Baramulla in north Kashmir.
The surge occurs weeks before the highly publicized G20 summit in Srinagar, where foreign delegates will take part in a working group meeting on tourism beginning on May 22.