Rajouri terror attack: 5 Army jawans killed, operation to flush out terrorists underway

Five Army jawans lost their lives in an explosion during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Friday. A joint operation is underway to flush out the terrorists suspected to be involved in the Poonch terror attack.

Sticky bombs and steel bullets were used in a terror attack last month in which five Army jawans were killed in Poonch. A massive cordon and search operation, backed by drones, metal detectors and sniffer dogs was launched to flush out the terrorists. And now, the operation has now spread to 12 areas across the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri.

On Friday, based on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Kandi Forest in Rajouri, an operation was launched at around 7:30 am to flush out terrorists involved in ambush on an army truck in Tota Gali area, the Army said in a statement.

A search team soon established contact with a group of terrorists well entrenched in a cave. But the terrorists triggered an explosive device in retaliation.

Two soldiers died on the spot and several others sustained serious injuries. The Army in its latest statement said three injured soldiers died in a hospital, taking the toll to five.

A group of terrorists are trapped in the area which is thickly vegetated with rocky and steep cliffs. There is a likelihood of casualties in the terrorists’ group. The operation is still in progress.

Sources- India Today

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