Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Doda encounter: Third terror attack in 3 days in Jammu, 6 security personnel injured – N.F Times


 

Srinagar: In yet another terror attack, five soldiers and a special police officer were injured in an exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, officials said on Wednesday. Terrorists fired upon the joint checkpost of the 4 Rashtriya Rifles and police in the Chattergalla area on the Bhadarwah-Pathankot road in Doda, the officials said.

 

The injured security personnel are being treated at a hospital. The gunfight was ongoing until the last reports from the spot. Additional security personnel have been rushed to the area to intensify the operation.

 

This is the third such incident in three days in Jammu after terrorists opened fire in Kathua, injuring a civilian, and at a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi, killing nine passengers and injuring 42.

 

In Kathua district, police and security forces are engaged in an operation to track down a terrorist hiding in Saida Sukhal village Koota Morhunder Hiranagar police station limits, news agency PTI reported.

 

Security forces killed a suspected Pakistani terrorist after the ultras attacked a village near the International Border (IB) on Tuesday evening and injured a civilian, the report said.

 

The police said with the assistance of the CRPF, they have cordoned off the area and are conducting a house-to-house search.

 

A family consisting of a man and his wife has been evacuated to a hospital. The husband, Omkar Nath, suffered an arm injury and is reported to be in stable condition, while his wife remains unhurt.

 

The operation in Saida Sukhal started after two recently infiltrated terrorists appeared in the village late Tuesday evening.

 

According to a police statement, the terrorists asked for water from several houses, raising villagers’ suspicions. When villagers raised an alarm, the terrorists fired randomly, injuring one person.

 

The Station House Officer (SHO) of Hiranagar and the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) engaged the terrorists, resulting in the death of one terrorist who tried to lob a grenade at the police party.


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