At least two more Army officers have been injured in the encounter which is underway in Kokernag in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district since early hours on Wednesday. Two army officers and a Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir died in a fierce gunfight between security forces and terrorists on Wednesday.
Their deaths came less than 24 hours after another Indian Army jawan and an Army dog were gunned down in Rajouri.
The army and the police launched a joint search operation to hunt down the terrorists late at night on Tuesday.
As per media reports, the General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of the Chinar Corps, Lt General Rajiv Ghai, and the GOC of the Victor Force, Maj General Balbir Singh is currently monitoring the operations.
CNN-News18 earlier reported that terrorists are now equipped with YSMS technology, which was used earlier in deadly attacks of 2016 and 2019.
So far, four security forces personnel — Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat, and rifleman Ravi Kumar- have been killed in the gunfight with terrorists. They are believed to be have been killed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists.