Rajouri Gunfight: Militant killed, Another Likely Injured


SRINAGAR: One militant has been killed and another likely injured in a fresh exchange of fire that erupted in the woods of Rajouri in the early hours of Saturday.

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Five army personnel were killed in the ongoing encounter in the Kandi forest area on Friday morning.

Defence spokesman Lt. Colonel Devender Anand said that one militant was killed while another was likely wounded in the gunfight.

“In the ongoing joint operation in Kandi Forest, Rajouri sector by Indian Army in coordination with JKP & CRPF, at 7:am hours the cordon while closing in spotted and pinned down the terrorists. In the ensuing gunbattle, one terrorist has been neutralized and one terrorist is likely to be injured,” he said.

He further added that Huge recoveries have been made in the operation so far.

The recoveries include one AK56, four magazines of AK, 56 rounds of AK, 1 x 9mm pistol with a mag, three grenades & one ammunition pouch.

“Identity of the neutralized terrorist is being ascertained,” he said.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Army Chief General Manoj Pandey will visit Rajouri to assess the ground situation where troops have launched a massive operation after killing 10 army personnel in the past two weeks.

Officials said that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande is likely to chair a high-level security meeting in Jammu before flying back to Delhi.

Meanwhile, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi reached Rajouri early morning to review the ongoing operation.

“Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi Army Commander Northern Command at Ground Zero, reviewing the operational situation on the ongoing operations at Kandi Rajouri where contact was re-established with militants,”  Northern Command said in a tweet.

“He was briefed on all aspects of the operations by ground commanders,”  it added.


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