Blast during Rajouri op Three more Army personnel succumb to injuries toll now five
Rajouri (JK), May 5 (PTI) Five army personnel were killed and one seriously injured in a blast by terrorists on Friday in Kandi, a densely forested area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. said.
In the morning, two army personnel belonging to the Special Forces were killed and four others, including a major, were injured. Later, three people died at a hospital in Udhampur.
“In the ongoing operation in Rajouri sector, three soldiers who were critically injured in the morning have unfortunately lost their lives.
“The operations are still going on,” said an army spokesman in Udhampur.
Mobile internet facilities have been suspended in Rajouri area.
According to a statement from the Army’s Northern Command in the morning, its troops are carrying out non-stop intelligence-based operations to flush out a group of terrorists who ambushed an army truck at Dota Kali area in Bada Durian area of Jammu region. Last month”.
“On specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Kandy forest area of Rajouri sector, a joint operation was launched on May 3. Around 7.30 am on Friday, a search party made contact with the terrorists who were well entrenched inside a cave. The area is densely vegetated with rocks and steep cliffs.
“Terrorists retaliated by detonating the explosive device. Four other soldiers, including an officer, of the army team lost their lives with injuries,” the statement said.
It said additional teams from nearby areas have been dispatched to the site of the encounter and the injured personnel have been evacuated to the command hospital in Udhampur.
“Casualties are likely to occur in the terror group and the operation is ongoing,” it said. PTI CORR AB SKL