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Indian Army guns down six LeT terrorists in Rajouri jungles

Last Updated on October 19, 2021 at 3:15 pm

In the ongoing encounter in the jungles of Rajouri sectors, six Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been gunned down by the Indian Army with efforts on to neutralise the remaining three to four Islamic jihadists by the 16 Corps troops as per the report in Hindustan Times.

After the Indian Army lost nine men in engaging the terrorists in Rajouri jungles, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat visited the area on October 16 to hold discussions with the local commanders handling the ongoing counter-terrorist operations. It has been understood that the Indian Army commanders were told to wait or tire out the terrorists in deliberate operations rather than pro-actively engaging them on their terms.

Indian Army commander said that casualties to troops have occurred due to the advantage the terrorists took by operating in buddy pairs of two which allowed them to continuously change position and engage a larger body of troops, resulting in casualties.

As per reports, nine to ten LeT terrorists infiltrated from Pakistan towards the jungles between Rajouri-Poonch district borders in the past two to three months.