Rajouri encounter: Second terrorist killed; operation on

Soldier killed, three security personnel injured
Rajouri encounter: Second terrorist killed; operation on
File: ANI

Srinagar, Sep 13: Security forces on Wednesday shot dead another terrorist as encounter continued for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Yesterday, a terrorist and a soldier were killed while three security personnel were injured in the gunfight that broke out after the latter launched a cordon and search operation in Narla area of Rajouri.

A six-year-old dog (female labrador) laid down her life shielding her handler during the encounter, they said.

"One terrorist neutralised; One Army jawan lost his life, three others including one police SPO injured in the ensuing encounter in Rajouri district," Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu said on Tuesday.

Giving details of the 'Operation SUJALIGALA', a defence spoeksman said: "In a joint operation, Indian Army and JKP monitored and tracked the movement of two terrorists since 07 September 2023.

"Own troops cordoned the terrorists and heavy firefight ensued on 12 September 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 13 Sep after heavy firing throughout the night.

"Large quantity of warlike stores have been recovered, including Pak 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.

"Ops are in progress."

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