J-K: Two encounters underway in Rajouri, Baramulla

6 May, 2023 | Pragati Singh

Two encounters underway Top News

Five soldiers were killed in the ongoing anti-terror operation in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir's Kandi neighbourhood.

On Saturday, security forces and terrorists are engaged in two separate encounters in the Jammu and Kashmir cities of Rajouri and Baramulla. Rajouri’s Kandi Forest is the scene of an encounter, according to PRO Defence Jammu’s statement on Saturday. Terrorist contacts have been made, the PRO Defence Jammu added. According to the Kashmir Zone Police, another encounter has begun in the Baramulla neighbourhood of Karhama Kunzer.

In a tweet, Kashmir Zone Police said, “#Encounter has started at Karhama Kunzer area of #Baramulla. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice.”

On the subject, more information is awaited.

According to officials, five soldiers were killed in the ongoing anti-terror operation in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir’s Kandi neighbourhood.

“Three more soldiers who were injured earlier have unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. A total of five soldiers have lost their lives in the joint operation in Rajouri, J&K,” said the officials.

The operations, according to the officials, are still ongoing.

According to a press release, the Indian Army is carrying out persistent intelligence-based operations to flush out a group of terrorists responsible for an ambush on an army truck in the Tota Gali neighbourhood of Bhata Dhurian in the Jammu region.

“On specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Kandi Forest in the Rajouri Sector, a joint operation was launched on May 3, 2023. At about 7:30 am on May 5, 2023, a search team established contact with a group of terrorists well entrenched in a cave. The area is thickly vegetated with rocky and steep cliffs,” the official release stated.

Initial reports indicate that there are some terrorists trapped nearby. There is a chance that a terrorist group will suffer casualties. In the Kandi neighbourhood of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri, security personnel and terrorists engaged in combat earlier in the day.