New Delhi, April 22
At least 4 terrorists have been neutralized by the Indian Armed forces during an operation carried out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials stated on Wednesday. The 4 terrorists have been killed in an encounter launched by security personnel in the Malhura Zanpora village of the district after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in the area.
With the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 in progress, the Indian armed forces have eliminated at least six terrorists in the South Kashmir region in the final one month, reports stated. However, the Indian Army has also lost 5 commandoes of the elite Special Forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara district on April 6.
Four soldiers below the command of a Junior Commissioned Officer from one of the most professional units were dropped by helicopters near the Line of Control after information on the infiltrators was received. In a hand-to-hand battle, 5 terrorists were eradicated, official reports stated.
However, the Indian Army lost 5 of its soldiers in the skirmish — three on the site and two extra who succumbed while they have been being airlifted to a nearby army hospital.
Earlier, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost three of its personnel in one other attack in Sopore town.