An army officer and unidentified militants were killed in an ongoing encounter between security forces and ultras in the Thanamandi area of the Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
A defense spokesperson said during an encounter with militants in the Thanamandi area of Rajouri, one junior commissioner officer (JCO )of Rashtriya Rifles suffered bullet injuries while one ultra was killed.
He said that the JOC who was injured was immediately taken to the nearest medical hospital or facility but due to loss of blood and injury he lost to death, but the operation is still going on to remove garbage.
Reports said the encounter erupted after J&K police, army, and the CRPF launched a search operation in the Karyote Kalas area of Thanamandi belt near the Line of Control (LoC) following inputs about the presence of militants there.
This morning, as the security forces were zeroing in on the suspected hideout, terrorists fired upon them resulting in the death of a JCO who hailed from Pauri, Garhwal, in Uttarakhand, reports added.
Recently sources suggested that those terrorist are trying to infiltrate through POK or already infiltrated in India. On August 6, the army had encountered two militants in the Pangai area of Thanamandi.
In the past few weeks, several encounters have taken place in Rajouri’s Daddal in Nowshera, Sunderbani, and Pangai in Thanamandi. J&K police chief Dilbagh Singh last week said that the infiltration from launch pads across the border has resumed.
He said that the training camp and launch pad was being run by Pakistani army was full of their capacity, thus the Indian Army generally assume that the no. of terrorist at those camp remains in between 250 to 300 which are trained and ready to launch infiltration in India through Jammu and Kashmir,
the further news is yet to come out.