Three Days after Parghal Attack, Encounter Reported From Rajouri Hills

SRINAGAR: The security grid is hunting for militants in forests after a recent Fidayeen attack led to the killing of four soldiers in Parghal area of Rajouri on Augu11. Reports said some contact was made but not any details are available.

Northern Command Chief, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi being briefed at Parghal post about the Augus11, 2022 operation

Reports appearing in the media said contact was established between a group of militants and a joint posse of police and army at Sujan Hill – a location in between Targain and Samot. The area falls in Budhal police station jurisdiction. Troops from 60-RR and cops from Udham police station were part of the combing team.

The search operations in the upper area were launched after the attack on Pargal army base in which four soldiers including a JCO were killed and two others including a Major rank officer were injured. Both the militants who mounted eth attack were killed.

The firing exchange at around 7:30 pm on Sunday, however, did not have any casualties. Militants have managed to escape after the fire exchange.  Reports said the attacking militants were a group comprising three to four militants. No follow-up details were immediately known.

The encounter preceded the visit of Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi to Pargal army post and Line of Control (LoC). While visiting the army base, reports said Gen Dwivedi was briefed about the operation by GoC Romeo Force.

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