5 troopers have been killed in motion and three have been injured throughout a gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district right now, the military mentioned.
The encounter began after terrorists fired at two military autos passing by way of Dera Ki Gali in Rajouri’s Poonch area, at 3.45 pm right now.
The military, nevertheless, had been conducting an operation in and round Dera Ki Gali, often known as DKG space, since Wednesday evening.
The encounter is happening.
“Based mostly on arduous intelligence, a joint operation was launched within the common space of DKG final evening. Contact has been established this night, and an encounter is in progress,” a defence spokesperson mentioned.
Final month, 5 troopers together with two Captains have been killed in motion after the military and its particular forces launched an anti-terror operation in Rajouri’s Kalakote.
The area has change into a hotbed of terrorists and a website of main assaults on the military over the previous few years.
In April and Might this yr, 10 troopers have been killed in motion in twin assaults within the Rajouri-Poonch area. This area had been largely freed from terrorism between 2003 and 2021, after which frequent encounters began taking place.
Over 35 troopers have been killed in motion throughout anti-terror operations within the space up to now two years.