5 army personnel killed in encounter with terrorists in J&K’s Poonch | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five army personnel including a junior commissioned officer (JCO) on Monday were killed in an encounter during a counterterrorist operation in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The operation was launched in a village close to DKG in Surankote in the early hours following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there, officials said.
The hiding ultras opened heavy fire on the search parties resulting in critical injuries to a JCO and four other ranks, news agency quoted spokesman as saying.
Earlier today, two terrorists were killed and a policeman was injured during encounters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag and Bandipora districts.
In another encounter, which broke out at Gundjahangir in Bandipora district’s Hajin area, a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed.
“Killed terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF). He was involved in recent civilian killing at Shahgund Bandipora,” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar tweeted.
(With agency inputs)

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