The banned Resistance Front, believed to be a shadow group of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba, has claimed accountability for the assault.
An Army commanding officer, a Major and a Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police have been killed in a gunfight with terrorists in the upper reaches of Kokorenag space in the south of the valley, officers stated in Srinagar on Wednesday.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat have been critically injured in the gunfight with terrorists that ensued in the Garol space of Anantnag district in the morning hours of Wednesday.
The officers succumbed to their accidents through the therapy, they stated. Bhat, father of a two-month-old daughter and son of retired Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Ghulam Hasan Bhat, died as a result of heavy blood loss, they added.
The banned Resistance Front, believed to be a shadow group of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba, has claimed accountability for the assault. Officials imagine that it’s the similar set of terrorists who had carried out the assault on military personnel on August 4 killing three jawans in the upper reaches of the Halan forest space of Kulgam district.
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The operation in opposition to the terrorists started on Tuesday night in Garol space however was referred to as off through the night time. This morning, the hunt for the terrorists resumed after data began trickling that they have been noticed at a hideout, the officers stated.
Colonel Singh, main his crew from the entrance, attacked the terrorists. However, the terrorists fired upon him and he was critically injured. Major Ashish and DSP Bhat have been additionally hit by bullets ensuing in important accidents, they stated.
Senior military and police officers, GoC 15 Corps Lt General Rajiv Ghai and together with DGP Dilbag Singh rushed to the spot to evaluate the state of affairs. Earlier Jammu and Kashmir Police had posted on social media deal with that an “encounter has started in #Kokernag area of #Anantnag. Officers from Army and JKP injured. Details shall follow”.
Kashmir-based XV corps additionally gave particulars that “based on specific intelligence on presence of terrorists a Joint Operation was launched by #IndianArmy & @JmuKmrPolice on the intervening night of 12-13 Sep in Area Garol, Anantnag. “Contact established and firefight ensued. Two Army personnel and one J&Okay Police personnel injured. Operation in progress.”