15 September, Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), India (ANI): Drones and quadcopters were used on Friday to locate and neutralise the gunmen in the ongoing gunfight between a combined team of security personnel from the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police and terrorists in the Kokernag area of the Anantnag district. The gunfight has now lasted three days in a row.
Officials claim that drones and quadcopters are helping the security forces participating in the operation, which began on Wednesday, in their continuous search for the terrorists.
In the current gunbattle in the Anantnag area, an Army Colonel who was leading a Quick Response Team (QRT) of the Rashtriya Rifles was killed. In the Kokernag region, enemy fire also claimed the lives of an Army Major and a Deputy Superintendent from the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The deceased DSP, Major Ashish Dhonak, and Colonel Manpreet Singh were all top Army officers. Humayun Bhat was the third victim.
Major Aashish Dhonchak’s lifeless remains were sent to his Panipat home early on Friday.
When the townspeople learned of his passing on Wednesday night, a sense of sorrow crept over his home hamlet.
DSP Bhat’s funeral rituals were conducted in Budgam on Wednesday night.
Manoj Sinha, the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, paid respects to the deceased DSP in Budgam on Wednesday while also expressing sorrow over the loss of the cops in the encounter.
Security personnel shot and killed two militants in a separate incident on Tuesday in Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir’s Narla neighbourhood.
According to authorities, during a search during the ongoing confrontation that lasted into Wednesday evening, security personnel claimed to have found warlike supplies, including pharmaceuticals, with Pakistani marks. (ANI)