As per the latest updates, two India Air Force Garud Personnel and many terrorists have been killed in the encounter in the Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday. Talking to a leading newspaper daily, the defense spokesperson said, “Terrorists opened fire on a joint party of 13 RR of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police laying siege to Rakh (Paribal) area of Hajin today morning following inputs about the presence of about eight terrorists in the area,”
As the forces were closing in, the hiding terrorists fired upon them around 5 am, resulting in injuries to jawans. Two Garud personnel were martyred in the action. They were operating with the Army for operational experience and training,” he added. “Two terrorists were also gunned down and weapons recovered.”
The gunbattle was between the army men and the terrorists and the operation is still underway. The valley has been probe to militants attack. On Monday only, the army killed three top Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including its chief recruiter Zahid, in an encounter in Shopian and a top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir.
On October 9th a team of security forces killed top Jaish-e-Mohammed militant commander Umer Khalid in Ladoora area of North Kashmir reported the police. In last few days, over one dozen militants including the top leaders of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba, and JeM have been encountered and killed by the security forces.
In the latest attack, the identification of the killed terrorists is still uncertain.
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