Srinagar: Five soldiers, including a JCO, were martyred in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Dera Ki Gali area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Security forces have cordoned off the area and at present, the encounter is going on there.
A Defense Department spokesman said that following information about the presence of terrorists, an operation was launched early in the morning in a village near DKG in Surankote. Officials said that there were reports of terrorists with heavy weapons crossing the Line of Control and hiding in the forest of Charmer. Additional forces have been sent to the spot so that all the exit routes of the terrorists can be closed.
According to the information received, about 4 terrorists had crossed the border and reached Poonch and after that left for the Kashmir Valley. Security forces surrounded the four terrorists in the Dera Ki Gali area near Mughal Road, after which firing started from both sides. These five soldiers were seriously injured in this firing, after which they were immediately taken to the hospital, but they died on the way. Along with this, the security forces have surrounded the entire area and till the writing of the news, the encounter is going on at the spot.
Two terrorists killed in morning encounter
Earlier, in the encounter in Anantnag and Bandipora of Jammu and Kashmir, the security forces killed two terrorists. The security forces had received information about the hiding of terrorists in the Khahagund area of Anantnag late on Sunday night. One terrorist has been killed in the firing during the search operation. A Jammu and Kashmir Police jawan has also been injured in this encounter.
At the same time, the second encounter took place in Gund Jahangir of Hajin area of Bandipora. It has been informed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police that the encounter took place during the operation carried out on the information of the hiding of terrorists in the area. In this also a terrorist has been killed, who has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed Dar. He was a terrorist of the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.