Security forces killed a second terrorist on Wednesday in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir as an encounter went on for the second straight day, according to authorities in Srinagar (September 13).
In the shooting that broke out yesterday when security officers conducted a cordon and search operation in Rajouri’s Narla neighbourhood, a terrorist and a soldier were killed and three others were injured.
According to reports, a six-year-old female labrador gave her life to protect her handler.
Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu, said on Tuesday that “one terrorist was neutralised; one Army jawan lost his life; three others, including one police SPO, were injured in the ensuing encounter in Rajouri district.”
A military spokeswoman provided information on “Operation SUJALIGALA,” saying: “In a combined operation, Indian Army and JKP watched and followed the activities of two terrorists starting on September 7, 2023.
“Own forces surrounded the terrorists and a fierce gunfight broke out on September 12; that evening, one terrorist was killed. After continuous shooting all through the night on September 12, the second terrorist was chased and neutralised on September 13 despite poor weather and challenging terrain.
“A sizable amount of warlike supplies, including Pak-marked medications, had been found. Three troops, a SPO, and one soldier from the 63 RR have all sustained serious injuries. Another animal that gave her life was an Army dog.
“Ops are ongoing.”