Jammu and Kashmir

5 Soldiers killed by militants in Poonch:- Army

Srinagar, April 20 (KS): Five soldiers were killed while se another was injured in a militant attack in Poonch district.

Army in a statement to Kashmir Scroll said that today, at approximately 1500 hours, one Army vehicle, moving between Bhimber Gali and Poonch in the Rajauri sector was fired on by unidentified (militants), taking advantage of heavy rains and low visibility in the area. The vehicle caught fire, due to likely use of grenades by militants.

“Five personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles Unit deployed for Counter Terrorist operations, in this area, have unfortunately lost their lives in the incident,” it said, adding, “Another seriously injured soldier was evacuated immediately to the Army Hospital at Rajouri and is under treatment.”
Operations are in progress to locate the perpetrators, the army said.

“Further details are being ascertained.

KS Webdesk

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