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Additional forces deployed in Poonch as search for militants continues in Rajouri

Rajouri, Dec 25 (WD):

Additional forces deployed in Poonch as search for militants continues in Rajouri.

  1. Increased Security in Poonch: Additional security forces were deployed in Poonch following an ambush on two Army vehicles in the Dera ki Gali forested terrain. The attackers, heavily armed terrorists from across the border, led to the tragic loss of four Army personnel and injuries to three others last week.
  2. Extended Deployment in Bafliaz: Alongside the ongoing search operation in Dera ki Gali, additional forces were dispatched to the Bafliaz area of Poonch district. This strategic move aims to bolster security measures in the region affected by the recent terrorist attack.
  3. Wreath-laying Ceremony in Rajouri: The fallen soldiers, Naik Birender Singh, Rifleman Gautam Kumar, Naik Karan Kumar, and Rifleman Chandan Kumar, were honored in a tearful wreath-laying ceremony in Rajouri on Sunday. The ceremony paid tribute to their sacrifice in the line of duty.
  4. Civilian Deaths Under Investigation: The Indian Army is actively investigating the deaths of three civilians in the Poonch-Rajouri sector, where the terrorist ambush occurred. The Army assured its commitment to providing full support and cooperation in the ongoing investigations, as reported on Saturday.
  5. Continued Operations and Inquiry: The Indian Army, in a statement on X, confirmed the continuation of search operations in the area of operations. A fierce encounter unfolded on December 21, and the army is actively intensifying joint operations against terrorists in the 48 Rashtriya Rifles area, emphasizing its dedication to the ongoing inquiry into the incident- (WD)

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