Terrorist Attack on Indian Army in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir -5 Soldiers Martyred, 3 Injured

Attack on Indian Army in Kathua

J&K Desk, Delhi Magazine: In a tragic incident, the Indian Army was attacked in the Dhadnota area of Billawar, Kathua district, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Terrorists targeted an army vehicle with gunfire and a grenade, resulting in the martyrdom of four army personnel and injuring four others. The encounter between the Indian Army and the terrorists is ongoing, with heavy firing reported from both sides. At least two more soldiers have been injured in this encounter.

Intense Encounter and Search Operation Underway

According to defense sources, the incident occurred in the Machedi area of Kathua. After the initial attack, terrorists fled to the nearby forest, prompting the army to launch a large-scale search operation. The security forces have cordoned off the area and are continuing their search for the terrorists, who reportedly ambushed the army vehicle near Loi Marad village. This attack took place during a routine patrol by the army personnel.

Army’s Response and Ongoing Operations

Defense officials confirmed that the attack happened in an area under the jurisdiction of the 9th Corps of the Indian Army. The soldiers retaliated following the grenade attack and gunfire from the terrorists. As of now, there are believed to be 2 to 3 terrorists still in the area. Just 24 hours prior, the army had eliminated six terrorists in two separate encounters in Kulgam district, where two soldiers were martyred, and one was injured.

Security Forces Remain Vigilant

The ongoing encounter highlights the persistent threat faced by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The army continues its search operation in the area, determined to neutralize any remaining threats and ensure the safety and security of the region.

Delhi Magazine Team

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