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India: Five Indian Military infantrymen killed, one seriously injured after terrorist assault in J&Okay’s Poonch

Five Indian infantrymen misplaced their lives whereas one used to be seriously injured in the Poonch district of the Northern Indian Union Territory of Jammy & Kashmir after terrorists initiate fired and hurled grenades at a truck. The incident transpired round 3 pm on Thursday at Bhata Dhurian Falls in Mendhar sub-division whereas the auto used to be appealing from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot.

“Today, at approximately 1500 hours, one Military automobile, appealing between Bhimber Gali and Poonch in the Rajouri sector used to be fired on by unidentified terrorists, taking fair correct thing about heavy rains and low visibility in the area. The auto caught fire, attributable to in all probability consume of grenades by terrorists,” urged Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand.

The injured soldier has been evacuated and introduced to the Military clinical institution the save he is below remedy, the Military added.

The Military has launched a search operation to title the perpetrators. The infantrymen belonged to Rashtriya Rifles Unit and were deployed in the area to habits counter-terrorism operations. The Commander of the 13 sector Rashtriya Rifles has also been rushed to the procedure to acquire additional investigation.

Before the entirety, some reports claimed that the fire used to be introduced about attributable to a lightning strike that can non-public hit the truck. Alternatively, rapidly it used to be cleared that the terrorist had staged the ambush assault.

Photos and movies of the incident non-public gone viral on social media platforms and exhibit the Military automobile burning in a heavy blaze.

The Indian Military in a tweet launched the names of the 5 infantrymen killed in the terrorist assault. The deceased infantrymen are Havildar Mandeep Singh, Sepoy Harkrishan Singh, Sepoy Sewak Singh, Lance Naik Debashish Baswal, Lance Naik Kulwant Singh.

@Whiteknight_IA salutes the sacrifice of Hav Mandeep Singh, L/Nk Debashish Baswal, L/Nk Kulwant Singh, Sep Harkrishan Singh, Sep Sewak Singh, who laid down their lives in the line of accountability in #Poonch Sector on 20 Apr 23. We stand in cohesion with the bereaved families.

— White Knight Corps (@Whiteknight_IA) April 20, 2023


After the incident, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to half a condolence message and acknowledged he used to be ‘anguished’ by the tragedy.

“Anguished by the tragedy in Poonch District (J&Okay), the save the Indian Military has misplaced its heroic infantrymen after a truck caught fire. On this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families,” tweeted Singh.

Notably, the assault by the terrorists comes on the same day because it used to be confirmed that Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will in all probability be visiting Indian next month for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting.

For years, Pakistan has been the initiate pad of terrorists infiltrating India and conducting such operations. Moreover, the incident comes per week after Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval performed a excessive-level meeting in the capital metropolis to know into consideration the safety impart of the UT.

R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel, National Investigation Agency DG Dinkar Gupta, Director Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka and Central Reserve Police Drive Director Traditional SL Thaosen also attended the meeting.

(With inputs from companies)


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