On Saturday, September 16, the Army killed all three terrorists in an encounter in Uri, Hathlanga area near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla, Kashmir. Photographs of the two killed terrorists have also been released.
The body of the third terrorist is lying near the border. The body could not be picked up due to continuous firing from the Pakistan post. All three are yet to be identified.
Army-police had started a joint operation after terrorists were spotted in Uri-Hathalanga in the morning. During this the terrorists opened fire. Security forces retaliated.
This is the same area where security forces had busted a major terrorist hideout in December 2022. Then a cache of weapons was recovered from a cave. This is the third encounter in the last 6 days. On September 12, 2 terrorists were killed and 1 soldier was martyred in Rajouri. The encounter is going on since September 13 in Kokernag forest of Anantnag. 4 soldiers have been martyred. The search for terrorists is going on here also.
Chinar Corps wrote in a post on Twitter – Three terrorists tried to infiltrate into the Indian border and the soldiers fought them. The bodies of two terrorists have been found, but there is difficulty in recovering the body of the third terrorist due to firing from a Pakistani post in the surrounding area. The operation is ongoing.
Today is the fifth day of encounter in Anantnag, 2 thousand soldiers are conducting search operation.
The encounter with terrorists that took place on Tuesday evening in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir is still going on. So far 4 soldiers have been martyred here. In Anantnag, about two thousand soldiers are engaged in search of terrorists hiding in the dense forests of the hilly area. Under drone surveillance, mortars are being fired wherever terrorists are likely to be hiding. Help of helicopters and sniffer dogs is also being taken. This mountainous area named Pir Panjal is spread over about 4300 km, which is a big challenge for the search operation. At present, General Officer Commanding in Chief of Northern Command, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi is present at the encounter site.
The terrorists attacked on Tuesday (September 12) evening when the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police were conducting a search operation. So far, two army officers, one soldier and one police officer have been martyred.
AK-47 and bullets recovered from Rajouri encounter site
In Rajouri also this week, on Tuesday (September 12), a soldier was martyred and two terrorists were killed during an encounter. An army dog also died during the search here. He risked his own life to save the life of his handler. The Army had recovered AK-47 and bullets from the encounter site in Rajouri.
40 terrorists killed in Kashmir so far this year
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.
Major Ashish’s mother raised questions – Government could not give him bullet proof jacket
Kamala, mother of martyr Major Ashish, cursed the government fiercely after the last rites. The interview given by Ashish’s mother to a news channel has gone viral on social media, in which she is seen saying that if the government had purchased bullet proof jackets, everyone would have been saved. What is the government doing? Why doesn’t the government provide bullet proof jackets from chest to knees?
When the soldiers came to pick him up, he said – I will go only after killing the terrorists.
Major Ashish Dhaunchak of Panipat was on a mission with the team in Anantnag. An encounter was going on with terrorists amidst dense forests. Meanwhile, he was shot in the thigh. The Army medical team came and wanted to take him for treatment, but he continued fighting the terrorists in an injured condition. Bleeding continued from his leg for about 10 hours, due to which his condition became critical and he was martyred.
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