Three officers and two soldiers have been martyred in two encounters with terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. A young man is missing there. The martyrs include Army’s Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonak and Kashmir Police’s DSP Humayun Bhat.
During the search operation on Wednesday, terrorists opened fire on the security forces. The encounter is still going on. According to the news agency, a soldier is missing, it is feared that he is seriously injured.
The Resistance Front, a banned organization linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba, has taken responsibility for the attack. Officials believe that these are the same terrorists with whom three soldiers were martyred during an encounter in the Kulgam forest on August 4.
On the other hand, in Rajouri also, one soldier was killed and two terrorists were killed during an encounter on Tuesday. An army dog also died during the search here. He risked his own life to save the life of his handler. The encounter in Rajouri is over.
Martyr DSP Humayun Bhat laid to rest
Martyr DSP Humayun Bhat of Jammu and Kashmir Police was laid to rest in Budgam district on Wednesday night. Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and DGP Dilbag Singh paid tribute to him. Humayun was a resident of Tral in South Kashmir. He got married only last year. He has a 2 month old son.
Biggest attack in Kashmir in 3 years
This is the biggest attack in Kashmir in the last three years, in which so many senior officers have been martyred. Earlier, on March 30, 2020, five officers including a Colonel, Major and Sub-Inspector were martyred in an 18-hour attack in Handwara, Kashmir.
Since January this year, 40 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir. Of these, only 8 were locals and all the rest were foreigners. AK-47 and bullets recovered from Rajouri encounter site
Two AK-47s, 7 magazines, 2 bullet proof jackets and about three dozen rounds of ammunition have been recovered from the Rajouri encounter site. Apart from this, medicines made in Pakistan have also been recovered. The name of the army dog martyred here was Kent. During the search for terrorists, the dog was walking ahead of its handler when it was shot and died.
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