Terrorists Ambush Army Vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua District, Four soldiers killed

Terrorists Ambush Army Vehicle Kathua District

Srinagar: In a brazen attack, suspected terrorists ambushed an Indian Army vehicle in the Billawar region of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. The incident occurred on Monday, resulting in injuries to four army personnel. Two soldiers are in critical condition.

Attack Details:

  • Location: The attack unfolded in the remote Machedi area, near the Machedi-Kindli-Malhar road.
  • Terrorist Tactics: The assailants fired upon the army vehicle from a vantage point atop a hill. They also hurled grenades at the convoy.
  • Casualties: Fortunately, no fatalities have been reported so far.

Swift Response:

  • Jammu Range DIG Sunil Gupta immediately rushed to the encounter spot from Jammu upon receiving information about the incident.
  • A Special Operation Group (SOG) team has been dispatched from Jammu to assist in the operation.

Area Under Siege:

  • Security forces have cordoned off the entire region, engaging in a thorough search operation.
  • Ongoing gunfire exchanges persist between the terrorists and security personnel.

Background: Escalating Attacks in Jammu and Kashmir:

  • In recent weeks, terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have escalated.
  • On June 11 and 12, twin terror attacks rocked the Doda district, leaving six security personnel injured.
  • Security forces have intensified anti-terror operations, offering a cash reward for information on four Pakistani terrorists believed to have infiltrated the region.
  • On June 26, three terrorists were killed during an encounter in a forest area in Doda district.
Terrorists Ambush Army Vehicle Kathua District

Location Context:

  • The ambush occurred in Badnota village, situated in Lohai Malhar, approximately 150 km from Kathua city.
  • The targeted army vehicles were on regular patrol duty in the area.