Kashmir: Two army officers, J&K policeman martyred, operation continues

J&k encounter
Martyred Indian officers (Photo:PTI)

Two army officials and one Jammu and Kashmir Police officials have laid their life while fighting with the Pakistan backed terrorist in J&K’s Anantnag.

The three martyrs include Colonel Manpreet Singh, who was the Commanding Officer of 19 RR, Major Aashish Dhonchak, DySP of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat.  DSP Bhat was the son of former DIG Ghulam Hassan Bhat. On the basis of an intel regarding the terrorists hiding in Gadole-Kokernag region, the joint operation was carried out on Tuesday, September 12.

Later the operation was halted at night due to darkness and hostile terrain and was restarted next morning.  The joint team led by Col. Singh was moving towards the target area when the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire, injuring them. Soon, they were airlifted to Srinagar where they succumbed to injuries.

Subsequently, additional troops were deployed at the Gadole-Kokernag area. Pak based banned terrorist outfit TRF has claimed the responsibility of the attack stating it as a revenge on the death of Mohammad Riyaz, a terrorist killed recently in a mosque in Pakistan.

Recent reports suggest, a Lashkar terrorist Uzair Khan is behind the attack. As of now, the operation has been resumed and the security forces have encircled two terrorists including Uzair Khan.

Rajouri encounter

Similarly on September 13, security forces engaged with the terrorists in Rajouri where they killed three terrorists. Unfortunately, one India army personnel lost his life while three others got injured. During the long impeding encounter, Kent, a brave dog of 21 Dog Unit lost her life shielding her handler. She was a six-year-old Labrador.  

Reportedly, on Monday a search operation was carried out in Kishtwad region and some suspicious belongings were found, however, because of darkness, two terrorists were able to sneak away.   

While the nation is mourning over the loss of lives of our security forces, the anger and demand of strict measures against Pakistan is also rising.

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