Poonch gunfight continues, spreads to Rajouri | India Information

JAMMU: Amid an ongoing encounter with terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, during which 5 military personnel died on Monday, the safety forces established contact with hiding terrorists in a common forest space of Rajouri district.
Official sources confirmed an encounter, which began between a joint group of safety forces and terrorists in Chamrer forest space of Surankote in Poonch, has now unfold to Bhangai village of Rajouri district.
“The encounter that broke out this morning in Surankote space of Poonch, during which military JCO and 4 troopers sustained accidents and later succumbed, reportedly unfold to Bhangai village close to DKG in Rajouri district within the night hours,” mentioned a supply.
Sources added the current location that’s Bhangai in Rajouri district, the place the firing has began late night, is adjoining to the sooner web site in Poonch district.
“The operation space is similar, however two the frontier districts of Rajouri and Poonch share the border, and maybe the hidden terrorists might need modified the placement,” sources mentioned, including, “intermittent firing is happening”.
In the meantime, Lt Col Devender Anand, Public Relations Officer, Defence, Jammu, mentioned the slain troopers have been recognized as Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, a resident of district Kapurthala in Punjab; Naik Mandeep Singh of Punjab’s Gurdaspur district; Sepoy Gajjan Singh of Punjab’s Ropar district; Sepoy Saraj Singh of Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district and Sepoy Vaisakh H of Kerala’s Kollam district.
As per sources, 4 to 5 terrorists had been trapped earlier within the day when a joint patrol occasion launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) within the space in DKG and on seeing safety forces, the hiding terrorist opened indiscriminate fireplace, which was successfully retaliated triggering a fierce encounter.

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