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Army continues counter-terrorism operation in J&K’s Poonch

Last Updated on October 25, 2021 at 1:53 pm

Counter-terrorism operation in the Nar Khas forest area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch continued on Monday. As per reports, heavy firing and explosions were reported from the encounter site in the Bhata-Durian area.

Earlier on Sunday, one terrorist, associated with proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed in the encounter, two policemen and an army jawan sustained injuries after terrorists opened fire during the search operations.

In order to search the group of terrorists hiding in the thick forests, Indian Army has been deployed. Nine Army soldiers have lost their lives in these operations so far.

On 14th October, Counter-terrorism operation was launched in the area of Nar Khas Forest in Mendhar which was started after five Army personnel were killed during an encounter with terrorists in the area.