Two Army personnel killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K’s Poonch


Jammu, October 15

Two Army employees had been killed in an come upon with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officers stated on Friday.

The operation continues to be occurring in a forested location withinside the district’s Mendhar sub-department, they stated.

“In an ongoing counter-terrorism operation withinside the wellknown location of Nar Khas woodland in Mendhar sub-department there has been an trade of hearthplace among navy troops and terrorists at some stage in the nighttime hours of Thursday,” a defence public relation officer (PRO) stated.


During the trade of hearthplace, Army employees had been seriously injured and that they later succumbed to their injuries, he stated, including that the operation continues to be occurring.

Earlier, the PRO had stated that the frame of a junior commissioned officer (JCO) is but to be recovered.

However, he later stated the frame became recognized of that of a jawan and now no longer of the JCO.

Efforts are being made to hint the lacking JCO and the location is liable to danger, the officers stated.

Riflemen Vikram Singh Negi (26) and Yogambar Singh (27) had been killed withinside the come upon. They displayed exemplary courage, devotion and made the ideally suited sacrifice withinside the line of duty, the PRO stated.

“The state will usually continue to be indebted to those courageous hearts for his or her ideally suited sacrifice,” he stated.

Rifleman Negi, is a resident of Viman village in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district, even as Rifleman Singh, who additionally hails from the kingdom is a resident of Chamoli district’s Sankari village, the PRO stated.

On October 12, 5 Army employees, together with a JCO, had been killed in an come upon in Dera Ki Gali withinside the Surankote location of Poonch district.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police had stated that the terrorists worried withinside the October 12 incident had been withinside the location for 2 to a few months.

On September 12, a militant became killed in an come upon with protection forces following a seek operation withinside the top reaches of Manjakote in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

On August 19, a JCO became killed in an come upon with terrorists in Thanamandi location of Jammu and Kashmir”s Rajouri district.

On August 6, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists had been killed in an come upon with protection forces in Thanamandi belt. PTI