J-K encounter: 2 terrorists killed in Rajouri; weapons, medicines with Pakistan markings seized
PTC News Desk: Two terrorists were killed by security personnel during an encounter that began on Tuesday in the Narla area of Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir.
According to officials, security personnel recovered a large quantity of warlike stores, including medicines with Pakistan markings during a search during the encounter that continued on Wednesday evening.
Lt Col Suneel Bartwal, the Defence PRO, stated that the Indian army and Jammu and Kashmir police had been tracking the movements of two terrorists since September 7.
"Troops cordoned off the terrorists and heavy firefight ensued on September 12 wherein one terrorist was killed on the same night. Despite bad weather and hostile terrain, the second terrorist was pursued and neutralized on the morning of September 13 after heavy firing throughout the night," the PRO said.
"Large quantity of warlike stores have been recovered, including Pakistan marking medicines. One soldier of 63 RR has made the supreme sacrifice and three soldiers have been injured, along with an SPO. An Army dog has also laid down her life," the statement further read.
Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu said "Second terrorist has been gunned down in the ongoing encounter in Narla area of Rajouri."
According to a top police official, one terrorist was shot dead and one Army soldier was killed in the Narla area encounter on Tuesday. In the exchange of fire, three security personnel, including a Special Police Officer, were also injured.
"One terrorist neutralised; One Army jawan lost his life, three others including one police SPO injured in the ensuing encounter in Rajouri district," Singh added.
During the encounter, a six-year-old dog (female labrador) gave down her life to protect her handler.