Safety businesses killed two terrorists, together with a Lashkar commander, throughout an encounter in Handwara city in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district late Saturday.
Together with the our bodies of two terrorists throughout clearance operations, safety forces additionally recovered weapons and different “warlike shops” from the encounter website. Chinese language Kind 56 and Romanian WASR collection rifles have been discovered on the encounter website.
A colonel, a serious and three different safety forces personnel have been killed in encounter with terrorists in north Kashmir on Sunday. The encounter in Handwara claimed the lives of Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Main Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh and Lance Naik Dinesh, all from the Brigade of the Guards regiment, and at current a part of the 21 Rashtriya Rifles.
A Jammu and Kashmir Police Sub-Inspector, Sageer Ahmad Pathan was additionally killed.
Giving particulars of the encounter, officers stated that the 2 terrorists killed within the encounter included commander of banned Lashker-e-Taiba Haider, who has been lively within the north Kashmir space.
They’d held some civilians hostage, the officers stated, including that a few terrorists might have managed to provide safety forces the slip beneath the duvet of darkness as properly. A hunt has been launched in your complete space.
Director Normal of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh stated, “Unhappy to tell that 5 courageous personnel together with Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Main Anuj Sood and sub-inspector of JKP Shakeel Qazi have been martyred within the line of responsibility.”
Safety forces had observed presence of some terrorists within the Rajwar forests within the Handwara space and a short change of fireplace had taken place on Thursday.
Round Saturday afternoon, intelligence inputs indicated presence of the identical group of terrorists inside a home at Changimulla village, prompting Col Sharma to launch a cordon-and-search operation.
After a substantial lull, Col Sharma and 4 different personnel barged right into a home from an adjoining cowshed presuming that the terrorists had been eradicated within the heavy gunfire.
In response to the officers, the staff got here beneath heavy hearth after rescuing civilians and all communication hyperlinks with Col Sharma and his staff have been snapped. Calls made on the cellular numbers of the staff have been answered by terrorists.
The Military then rushed in para-troopers, who after ascertaining that the Military officer and his staff have been killed within the encounter, launched an offensive early morning and killed the 2 terrorists.
On conclusion of the operations, the home was searched and our bodies of two terrorists eradicated within the encounter have been recovered together with arms and ammunition.
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