Two Army jawans, militant injured during anti-terror operation in Poonch
Jammu, Dec 21: At least two Indian Army personnel were injured as terrorist attacked Indian Army vehicle in Poonch and one terrorist is also said to be injured in the retaliation.
Forces have encircled the entire area and searches are underway.
Earlier, Joint security forces launched a massive Anti-terror operation in upper reaches of Poonch district after movement of suspected group of terrorists in the area. Senior officials of Jammu Kashmir Police including SSP Poonch Vinay Sharma along with Army officials are rushing to the spot.
Senior Army official told Republic that a group of terrorists have been spotted in Topa Pir area of Poonch district after which area has been cordoned off and intensified searches are underway.
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan has been eyeing on Poonch district for its financing terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and over a dozen incidents of narcotics smuggling have been foiled which led to recovery of 87 kilogram of heroin, the international market worth of which is more than 400 crores.
The area where operation is underway is the same area where five jawans of Indian Army have attained martyrdom in a deadly attack in Dara Ki Gali (DKG) area of Surankot in Poonch in October 2021. The operation lasted for more than a month in which nine army officials were killed in action while one terrorist was killed after months of attack.–(RepublicTV)