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J&K: 2 soldiers killed, 4 injured amidst terrorist encounter in Rajouri; internet services snapped

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Two Indian Army soldiers were killed while four others were injured during an encounter in Rajouri area of Jammu and Kashmir. Internet services have been suspended in the area.

Reportedly, the army is trying to flush out terrorists who were involved in ambush on an army truck in Jammu region’s Bhata Dhurian area.

Officials in a statement said, “Indian Army columns have been conducting relentless intelligence based operations to flush out a group of terrorists involved in ambush on an army truck in Tota Gali area of Bhata Dhurian in Jammu region.”

The added, “On specific information about the presence of terrorists in the Kandi Forest in Rajouri Sector, a joint operation was launched on 03 May 2023. At about 07.30 hours on 05 May 2023, a search team established contact with a group of terrorists well entrenched in a cave. The area is thickly vegetated with rocky and steep cliffs. The terrorists triggered an explosive device in retaliation. The Army team has suffered two fatal casualties with injuries to four more soldiers including an officer.”

“Additional teams from the vicinity have been directed to the site of encounter. The injured personnel have been evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur. As per initial reports a group of terrorists are trapped in the area. There is a likelihood of casualties in terrorists group. The operation is in progress. Further details are being ascertained,” they stated.

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