J&K: Massive search underway after 4 soldiers die in Pak backed terrorist ambush

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Security forces launched a significant search operation on Friday in response to a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four soldiers and left three others injured in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The attack, which occurred between Dhera Ki Gali and Bufliaz, within the Surankote police station’s jurisdiction, targeted an Army vehicle on Thursday.

Meanwhile, reports have surfaced indicating a heightened state of alert in the Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Allegedly, there are suspicions regarding the presence of 25-30 Pakistani terrorists hiding in the forested areas of the region. This revelation has added urgency to the ongoing search operation, prompting intensified efforts by security forces to locate and neutralize any potential threats.

Promptly after the tragic incident, security forces mobilized a massive cordon and search operation in the forested areas of Poonch district. Utilizing aerial monitoring and deploying sniffer dogs, law enforcement agencies are diligently scouring the terrain to apprehend the perpetrators responsible for the ambush on two Army vehicles.

Terrorist attack on Indian army in Poonch

The assault, which unfolded at a blind curve at Dhatyar Morh around 3.45 p.m. on Thursday, took the lives of four soldiers who were en route to participate in a cordon-and-search operation.In a disturbing turn of events following the attack, officials reported the mutilation of the bodies of at least two soldiers and the seizure of weapons belonging to some of the deceased personnel.

As part of the ongoing investigation, security officials are meticulously examining the site to decipher the tactics employed during the assault, including the potential use of steel core bullets by the assailants.

The operation underscores the heightened alertness and swift response of security forces to tackle such threats in the region. The search operation remains ongoing, reflecting the commitment of law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice and prevent further such incidents.

The reported suspicions of a presence of Pakistani terrorists in the Rajouri-Poonch sector emphasize the complexity and gravity of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, highlighting the persistent challenges faced by security personnel in the volatile region.

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