Rajouri, Oct 14, 2021: An encounter broke out between Armed Forces and militants in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed in the ongoing encounter while two soldiers were injured, Army sources said.
The encounter broke out in Bimber Gali village of Mendhar tehsil in Rajouri district.
The fresh encounter comes after five army personnel, including a JCO, lost their lives in an encounter in Poonch district on Monday.
The Army has said that contact was established with the hiding terrorists in Rajouri forests who were responsible for the killing of five soldiers on Monday.
Meanwhile, civilian vehicular movement was halted in the hilly areas of Rajouri and Poonch districts as a precautionary measure in view of the ongoing counter-terror operations.
The BSF 172 battalion, along with a special operations group (SoG), have recovered a ’damaged’ AK-47 rifle, ammunition and three wireless sets from a forest area in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Wednesday evening.Based on specific information, the police and 172 Battalion BSF launched a joint operation in the forest area of Reshigund Check in Kralpora. During searches, a police official said that an AK-47 rifle (damaged), four magazines, 720 rounds, three wireless sets, five wireless set antennas, eight detonators besides three Chinese grenades and a compass were found.The official said a case has been registered and further investigations were taken up.