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JCO, four soldiers martyred in J&K’s Poonch district during encounter

Last Updated on October 11, 2021 at 1:41 pm

4 soldiers and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were martyred on Monday morning during a an encounter in Poonch district of Jammu division.

The encounter took place in the Pir Panjal range.

The encounter started between army and terrorists when the former were undertaking an anti-insurgency operation.

A Defence spokesperson said the search and cordon operation was started in a village near DKG in Surankote. The early morning operation was launched after intelligence inputs were received about the presence of terrorists there.