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JCO, 4 Army Jawans martyred in Poonch encounter
Gunfight continues, spreads to Rajouri woods
10/12/2021 12:10:19 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Oct 11: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and four soldiers were killed on Monday in an encounter between security forces and heavily armed terrorists in Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The operation is on and there are reports that one JCO and four jawans of Army have been killed in the exchange of fire,” official sources said.
The gunfight started in the morning following intelligence inputs as the Indian Army launched a cordon and search operation in villages close to Dera Ki Gali area.
“Exchange of fire is still underway,” the defence spokesperson said.
Police sources said four to five terrorists were trapped. “The terrorists fired at the joint patrol party, which was effectively retaliated leading to the encounter,” he said.
Four of the slain soldiers, including the JCO, Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, are from Punjab, while army jawan Vaisakh H. is from Kerala. The rest of the soldiers from Punjab are Mandeep Singh, Gajjan Singh, Saraj Singh.
Gunfight continues, spreads to Rajouri woods
After a brief lull and intermittent firing, a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district that claimed lives of five soldiers on Monday, stretched deep into forested areas of Rajouri district as the security forces managed to establish fresh contact with the hiding militants.
One Junior Commissioned Officer and four army jawans were killed as heavy firing ensued a cordon and search operation in villages close to Dera Ki Gali area.
“The encounter that started between security forces and terrorists in Chamrer forest area of Surankote has now spread to Bhangai village of Rajouri,” official sources said.
They said the present location, where the firing has started, is adjacent to the earlier site and it is a forest area.
“The encounter that broke out this morning in Surankote area of Poonch in which an army JCO and four soldiers sustained injuries and later succumbed, spread to Bhangai village near DKG in Rajouri District in the evening hours,” sources added.
They said that the entire operation area is the same, but it’s the border of Rajouri-Poonch districts, adding, “fresh contact got established and intermittent firing is going on”.
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