SECURITY FORCES NEUTRALISE TERRORISTS IN POONCH; RESCUE ELDERLY COUPLE HELD AS HOSTAGE

SECURITY FORCES NEUTRALISE TERRORISTS IN POONCH; RESCUE ELDERLY COUPLE HELD AS HOSTAGE

Jammu ,11 Sep. 16. In the wee hours of 11 September, Indian Army and J&K police received intelligence inputs of a heavily armed group of terrorist presence in Allah Pir Mohalla of Poonch town. The security forces responded swiftly and cordoned off the affected area. The terrorists had meanwhile taken an elderly couple as hostage.

In a well-coordinated and daring operation the elderly couple was safely extricated and three (03) terrorists were eliminated till reports last came in. Combing operations are still in progress.

In the fierce firefight that ensued, 01(one) personnel of J&K Police attained martyrdom while 2 (two) Army Jawans, 01(one) J&K Police personnel and 01(one) civilian sustained injuries. All the injured have been evacuated and are undergoing medical treatment.  The quick and daring operation has resulted in thwarting the nefarious designs of Anti-national elements to disrupt peace and harmony in the run up to Bakrid celebrations in Poonch town.

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