Anantnag gunfight Day 7: Indian Army soldier from Punjab’s Samana attains martyrdom in Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag Encounter: The Anantnag gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district entered the seventh day on Tuesday.
The search operation also intensifies in the forest area of Kokernag.
Meanwhile, an Indian Army solider from Punjab’s Samana attained martyrdom in Jammu and Kashmir , the Indian Army officials said.
According to the Army officials, Sepoy Pradeep Singh, aged 27 years, has been missing since September 13 and was found dead at around 5 pm on Monday. He was part of the Kokernag operations.
The ongoing gunfight between a combined team of security personnel from the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police and terrorists in the Kokernag area of the Anantnag district broke out on September 13.
According to officials, an Army Colonel commanding a Quick Response Team (QRT) of the Rashtriya Rifles, an Army Major and a Deputy Superintendent with the Jammu and Kashmir Police lost their lives during the search operations in the Anantnag operations.
In a tragic encounter three brave officers, including two from the army and one from the police force, lost their lives in the line of duty on that fateful day. The slain senior Army officers and the DSP were identified as Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonak, and Humayun Bhat.
- With inputs from agencies