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4 soldiers killed in terrorist ambush in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir

The incident that occurred today occurred a full day after two separate battles in J&K's Kulgam district resulted in the deaths of six militants and two soldiers.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Jasleen Kaur -- July 08th 2024 04:44 PM -- Updated: July 08th 2024 08:08 PM
4 soldiers killed in terrorist ambush in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir

4 soldiers killed in terrorist ambush in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir

PTC News Desk: Terrorists attacked a military convoy in the isolated Machedi area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday afternoon, resulting in the deaths of four Army personnel and the injuries of six more. About 150 kilometers from Kathua, the Army trucks were attacked when they were patrolling the Machedi-Kindli-Malhar road on a regular basis.

For medical attention, the injured have been moved to a hospital. Security personnel replied after the terrorists launched a grenade and opened fire in the initial attack, but the militants reportedly withdrew into the neighbouring woodland.

In order to find the terrorists, search operations were started and reinforcements were hurried in. According to officials, there is sporadic gunfire between security forces and terrorists. In the last 48 hours, there have been two attacks against the Indian Army in the Jammu area.

An Army camp in the Rajouri district came under attack on Sunday. There was one wounded soldier.

The strike of today occurs a full day after two separate confrontations in the Kulgam district of J&K resulted in the deaths of six militants. Two troops, including a paratrooper, lost their life in the Saturday confrontations, while another soldier was injured, according to authorities.

Based on information regarding the presence of terrorists, security personnel, including the Army, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and local police, conducted a search operation in Modergam village, where the initial contact occurred. During the opening gunfight, one para-trooper lost his life.

The operation developed into a full-scale attack on the terrorists' hideout, a target house. Security personnel demolished the home by late Saturday night and found the bodies of two terrorists.

Concurrently, there was another intense gunfight in the Frisal region of Kulgam. Following a protracted gunfight, four terrorists' bodies were seen on drone footage. In this battle, one soldier lost his life and another was hurt.

Yawar Bashir Dar, Zahid Ahmad Dar, Tawheed Ahmad Rather, and Shakeel ah Wani were the four people that were shot dead in Frisal. Adil and Faisal were recognized as the two in Madergam.

Havaldar Raj Kumar of the 1 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in combat in the Frisal area, while Para Commando and Lance Naik Pradeep Nain were slain in Modergam.

There were allegations of gunfire close to an army base in a different event that occurred in the Rajouri district. Although preliminary reports revealed an attempted terror attack on the Manjakote army base throughout the night, the army has not confirmed these facts and one soldier was hurt.

Security agency officials claimed on Sunday that the rise in terror activity in J&K was the result of an Operations Front member stationed in Pakistan. The Resistance Front is a branch of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The NIA has labeled Saifullah Sajid Jatt, who is believed to be from Shangamanga village in the Kasur area of Punjab, Pakistan, a "hardcore terrorist" and put a ₹ 10 lakh premium on his head. The last several months have seen a surge in terror incidents in J&K.

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Terrorists attacked a bus carrying pilgrims earlier this month. Nine persons were murdered when the bus in the Reasi district plunged into a gorge. Two armed militants stormed into a village and started shooting days later. When security forces came, a CRPF member was killed in the ensuing gunfight.

They shot the terrorists to death.

According to the police, a ferocious battle broke out between militants and security personnel in the Gandoh region of the Doda district in J&K last month, resulting in the deaths of three terrorists. It was thought that these terrorists were responsible for the most recent attacks in the Kashmir Valley on the Army and the police.

Massive arms and ammo caches were found, including M4 carbines manufactured in the United States.

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- With inputs from agencies

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