Two army Jawans were injured during an ongoing gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
The encounter ensued following a cordon and search operation in a forested area.
A joint team comprising Jammu and Kashmir Police and the army had cordoned off the Soom and Broh regions in the Kalakote area, acting on information about suspicious movements. The terrorists, however, engaged the security forces in gunfire as they attempted to break the cordon. In the ensuing exchange of fire, two army jawans sustained injuries, but their condition is reported to be stable and under control.
Currently, the police report that two terrorists remain trapped within the cordon area. Reinforcements have been deployed to seal off escape routes. Lt. Col Suneel Bartwal stated that technology is being utilized to monitor the terrorists’ movements, and an intensive operation is underway to capture the two individuals believed to be hiding inside the forest. The entire jungle area has been surrounded by security personnel.
This incident follows a six-day encounter in Anantnag in September, during which four security personnel lost their lives. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Uzair Khan was killed during that operation. The military had utilized high-tech weaponry, including sophisticated drones, motor shells, and rockets, throughout the 100-hour operation to target terrorist hideouts. Security forces also employed drones and quadcopters to locate the terrorists in the Kokernag area. Motor shells were fired at areas suspected of harboring terrorists.