Terrorists attack Indian Army convoy in J&K’s Kathua district, 2 soldiers injured – Firstpost

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Machedi area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on Monday after terrorists opened fire on an Indian Army vehicle.

Defence officials said the area falls under the 9 Corps of the Indian Army, adding more details were awaited.

According to a PTI report, at least two soldiers were injured in the incident.

The incident took place at Badnota village in Lohai Malhar, 150 kilometres from Kathua town, when some Army vehicles were on a routine patrol in the area, officials said.

Security forces retaliated and an exchange of fire was going on when last reports were received.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the area and further details are awaited, the officials said.

Today’s attack comes 24 hours after after six terrorists were killed in two different encounters in Jammu and Kashmir Kulgam district.

Brigadier Prithviraj Chauhan, Commander 1sec RR, said on Monday that the killing of terrorists in South Kashmir is a significant blow to Hizbul-Mujahideen.

Chauhan said one Army personnel sacrificed his life during the operation.

The first encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Kulgam’s Modergam village.

Hours later, another encounter broke out in the Frisal Chinnigam area of the district.

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a “spike” in the number of terrorist attacks in the past few months.

In June, three terrorists were neutralised in an encounter with security forces in the Gandoh, Bhaderwah sector of district Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, ADGP Anand Jain had said

With inputs from agencies

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