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J-K: 5 Indian Army jawans martyred in Rajouri encounter

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 May 2023, 16:39 IST
5 Indian Army jawans martyred in Rajouri encounter (ANI)

Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir): Five Army personnel have been killed in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri.

Earlier today (May 5), two jawans were martyred and now the number has gone up to five, the Indian army said.

"The terrorists triggered an explosive device in retaliation. The Army team has suffered two fatal casualties with injuries to four more soldiers including an officer," a statement by Northern Command said.

J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh and ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh have reached Kandi area of Rajouri where an encounter is going on.

Indian Army is conducting relentless intelligence-based operations to flush out a group of terrorists involved in an ambush on an army truck in the Tota Gali area of Bhata Dhurian in the Jammu region, officials stated.

"On specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Kandi Forest in the Rajouri Sector, a joint operation was launched on May 3, 2023. At about 7:30 am on May 5, 2023, a search team established contact with a group of terrorists well entrenched in a cave. The area is thickly vegetated with rocky and steep cliffs," the official release stated.

First published: 5 May 2023, 16:37 IST