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Army Colonel and Major among five martyred in Kashmir

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Col. Ashutosh Sharma

Srinagar: An Army Colonel, a Major two Army jawans and a police sub-inspector were martyred in an encounter with terrorists at a village in Handwara in North Kashmir on Sunday morning.

Two terrorists were killed by the security forces in the Handwara encounter. It was a fierce gun battle that lasted over 8 hours in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Among those martyred on the line of duty is Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Commanding Officer of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR). Col Sharma is the only Commanding Officer decorated twice for gallantry in Kashmir.

The Army men & J&K Police man killed in action fighting terrorists and rescuing civilians in Handwara:

Col Ashutosh Sharma, 45
Major Anuj Sood, 31
Naik Rajesh Kumar, 30
Lance Naik Dinesh Singh, 25
Sub-Inspector Shakeel Qazi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to valiant soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara in Jammu & Kashmir.

“Tributes to our courageous soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. They served the nation with utmost dedication and worked tirelessly to protect our citizens. Condolences to their families and friends”, the Prime Minister said.

Security forces locked in gun battle with terrorists at Watsar village in Kashmir

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Kashmir (representative image)
Kashmir (representative image)

Srinagar: A joint force of the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir police is engaged in  a heavy gun battle in Bawan Watsar village of north Kashmir’s Handwara district, according to reports received here.

More news from Watsar village is awaited.