J&K Encounters: Rajnath to Review the Situation in Jammu; 2 Terrorists Killed in Baramulla & Rajouri

On Saturday, two terrorists were killed in separate encounters in the Jammu and Kashmir districts of Rajouri and Baramulla. The terrorist murdered in Baramulla has ties to the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba, while information about the terrorist killed in Rajouri is still forthcoming.

As the security force and terrorists continue to engage in combat in the Baramulla neighbourhood of Kunzar, the Kashmir police reported that two to three militants had been captured. According to an official, the Army and J&K police initiated a joint operation after receiving information.

A group of terrorists who were involved in an attack on an Army truck in the Tota Gali area of Bhata Dhurian in the Jammu region last month have been flushed out, according to the Army’s Northern Command in Rajouri.

Contact with terrorists in the current operation in the Kandi Forest in the Rajouri sector was made at 01:15 today (Saturday), according to PRO Defence Lt Col Devender Anand.

More teams have joined “Operation Trinetra” in Rajouri, according to an official, as helicopters and drones are being employed for a vigorous search.

In Rajouri, during Operation Trinetra, three grenades, 56 AK rifle rounds, four AK-56 magazines, and one each of an AK-56 rifle, a 9mm pistol with magazines, and an ammunition pouch were found. The name of the terrorist who was neutralised is still being determined.

The operational status of the continuing operations at Kandi, where contact was re-established with terrorists, was reviewed by Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, Army Commander of Northern Command at Ground Zero.

According to sources in the military, Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, and Army commander General Manoj Pande would visit Jammu to assess the security situation in the Jammu sector.

While everything was going on, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha lay a wreath and paid respects to the soldiers who lost their lives while participating in operations against terrorists in the Kandi forest.

“The entire country is united in support of the heroic martyrs’ families. Their unmatched bravery will always be appreciated by a grateful people, the Sinha added.

An explosion set off by terrorists in the heavily forested Kandi area of Rajouri district, where an operation was underway to flush out terrorists, resulted in the deaths of five Army men and the injury of a major on Friday, according to officials.

A coordinated operation was started on May 3 in response to specific information concerning the presence of terrorists in the Kandi Forest in the Rajouri Sector. A search team made touch with a group of terrorists who were deeply embedded in a cave at 7.30 am on Friday, according to officials. The region has rugged cliffs and dense vegetation.

According to officials, more members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Army were brought in to the area to create a tight perimeter to prevent terrorists from escaping from the location.

According to them, the military used drones, sniffer dogs, and heavy mortar and grenade fire to attack a cave hideout. In revenge, “the terrorists detonated an explosive device,” it claimed.

The action on Friday morning resulted in the deaths of two special forces members and injuries to four more, including the major. Three people passed away in an Udhampur hospital later that day.

Lance Naik Ruchin Singh Rawat of Gairsain, Uttarakhand; paratrooper Siddhant Chettri of Darjeeling, West Bengal; naik Arvind Kumar of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh; Havildar Neelam Singh of Jammu; and paratrooper Pramod Negi of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh; were the dead troops.


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