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Injured in encounter, Army’s assault dog “Zoom” facilitates forces to eliminate two LeT terrorists
10/10/2022 10:40:40 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Oct 10: Over two months after a sniffer dog attained martyrdom in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, another Army dog was injured during a night-long gun battle with terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday morning.
“Zoom”-the Army’s assault dog was critically injured in the fierce encounter with two terrorists of the Pakistan-supported Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit.
An assault dog of the Indian Army namely “Zoom” was injured in the fierce gun battle with the forces and terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The dog was part of the joint team of the Army and J&K Police which launched an operation against hiding terrorists. The brave Dog is under treatment at Army Veterinary Hospital Srinagar. Well-trained assault dogs of the Army are used to tear into the hiding locations of the terrorists. They are trained to cause fatal injuries to terrorists. Dogs are always part of several successful operations in the past. The officials said these trained dogs, when laced with cameras, also help in determining the accurate positions of the terrorists along with other details like weapons and ammunition that the terrorists have.
Earlier during an operation in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, Army’s sniffer dog “Axel” laid down his life in the line of duty.
On July 30, Army Assault Canine Dog 'Axel' laid down his life in the line of duty during a counter-terrorism operation at Wanigambala, district Baramulla, Kashmir. Axel was providing services to clear a building when he was shot three times.
Alex, who was only a two-year-old light-brown Belgian Malinois, was part of the 26 Army Dog Unit. He was deployed with 29 Rashtriya Rifles units in the area of 10 Sector RR counter-insurgency forces.
Meanwhile, security forces on Monday killed two terrorists of the proscribed Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Two soldiers of the Army also received injuries in the encounter. They were shifted to the hospital and their conditions are stable.
Reports said that acting on input regarding the presence of terrorists in the Tangpawa area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district a joint team of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation.
The search operation was launched late Sunday night and forced plugged off all escape routes of the village to foil any attempt of the hiding terrorists to give a slip to the forces.
On Monday morning when forces were conducting searches in the area, terrorists hiding in a building fired at them. The forces retaliated and an encounter ensued.
In the exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed by the forces.
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