Another Terrorist Attack In Poonch; Soldiers Fire Back To Repel Attackers
Srinagar: In another attack on Indian Army, terrorists attacked a convoy of vehicles in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch on Friday evening.
Two rounds of bullets were fired from a hilltop in Daradullian Khwadia area at the convoy, including the Commanding Officer’s vehicle, reported Republicworld.com.
Soldiers fired back at the attackers, but no injuries were reported.
The terrorists are believed to have escaped after the initial exchange of gunfire.
The Army has launched a massive search operation along with other security forces in the area.
The latest attack comes at a time when high-ranking officers, including Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command, are in Poonch to discuss and formulate strategies to deal with frequent terror strikes.
𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪 𝗢𝗙 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 : 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯#LtGenUpendraDwivedi, #ArmyCdrNC chaired a 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 with the officers of 𝗥𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗢 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲, 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗔 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 & 𝗔𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 on the dynamics of Counter Terrorism Operations in 2023.… pic.twitter.com/ZpQAThJ98S
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Three weeks ago, terrorists ambushed Army vehicles in Poonch’s Dera Ki Gali area, killing four soldiers leaving five injured. Friday’s attack took place 40 km from that location.
People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF) had claimed responsibility for the attack in December, releasing pictures from the attack site and showing the use of sophisticated US-made M4 carbine assault rifles.
There were hardly any terrorism incidents in the Pir Panjal region of Rajouri and Poonch since 2003. But major attacks resumed from October 2021 and during the last seven months, 20 soldiers — including officers and commandos – have been killed.