A soldier has reportedly gone lacking whereas two others have been injured in an encounter with terrorists that’s underway for over 48 hours in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The gunfight broke out early Wednesday morning after the military and the police launched a joint operation to seek out terrorists within the dense forests of Kokernag.
Three officers, together with two from the Military and a policeman, have been killed in motion on that day. There isn’t any replace on the casualty determine on the aspect of the terrorists.
The safety forces are utilizing new-generation weapons and units, together with strike-capable Heron drones, of their intensified anti-terror operations.
The Military and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched their joint search operation on the night time of September 12-13. They laid a cordon seeking some terrorists in Garol village, officers mentioned.
An intensive search led to the conclusion that the terrorists have been in a hideout within the greater reaches of the dense forest.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, who led the search column, together with Main Aashish Dhonchak moved via the entrants and rugged terrain of the forests. Round midday, they got here below heavy firing from the terrorists and retaliated.
Colonel Singh, Main Dhonchak and DSP Himanyun Bhat suffered gunshot wounds in the course of the fierce encounter and later died as a result of accidents.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, Sena Medal (Gallantry), was the Commanding Officer of the 19 Rashtriya Rifles Unit (19 RR) and Main Aashish Dhonchak, Sena Medal (Gallantry), was the corporate commander of 19 RR. Himanyun Muzamil Bhat was a Deputy Superintendent (DySP) within the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday paid tribute to the military officers in Srinagar.
The Military mentioned a specialised operation was performed within the treacherous terrain of Kokernag to retrieve the our bodies of the officers. Their our bodies can be transported via a particular plane to their hometowns.