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Army officer killed, 3 jawans injured in encounter with terrorists in Kalakote

Last Updated on November 22, 2023 at 5:27 pm

An Army officer was reportedly killed and three jawans of special forces injured today in an ongoing gunfight in the Kalakote area of Rajouri district.

Official confirmation was awaited, but sources that an Army officer of 63 Rashtriya Rifles was killed and three personnel of elite 9 Para were injured and shifted to military hospital.

Inspector General of Police (Jammu) Anand Jain said that an encounter has started between terrorists and joint forces of the Army and J&K Police in the Bajimaal area of Dharmsal in the Rajouri district. Two terrorists are believed to be trapped in the cordon, he added.

A team of the Army and Police launched a cordon and search operation in the area on a specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the forest area. As the team approached the suspected area, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces, sources said.