Srinagar: Five Army personnel were martyred and two terrorists killed in encounters between security forces and terrorists in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
One JCO and four jawans succumbed to critical injuries in an encounter in Poonch district.
A terrorist killed by Police and security forces in Kashmir on Monday 11 October has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF). He was involved in recent civilian killing at Shahgund Bandipora, according to IGP Kashmir.
Encounter started at Khagund Verinag area of Anantnag Sunday night andGundjahangir in the Hajin area of Bandipora early on Monday.
Police said in a statement that a video clip is being circulated on social media in which false allegations were being made about the facts of Monday’s operation at Gundjahangeer Hajin.The clips were being engineered to rouse passions and to disturb law and order, the police said.
Srinagar: Three Al-Badr terrorists were killed in a gun battle with security forces at Badigam in Shopian district in South Kashmir on Friday.
In another encounter with terrorists in Zanigam village in the Beerwah area of Budgam district, two policemen received bullet injuries.Both were rushed to hospital and one of them, Mohammad Altaf a special police officer (SPO), later succumbed to his injuries.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the security forces for defeating a terrorist plot of Jaish-e-Mohammad, targeted at grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Prime Minister tweeted that “Neutralising of 4 terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicates that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted.”
“Our security forces have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism. Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir.
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.