Even after 2 years abrogation of article 370 and split of Kashmir state in to two Union territories by the Union Government the state of affair inside Kashmir has turned from bad to worse.
An army man was killed in a gunfight that broke out between militants and government forces in Bhata Dhurian village near Bhimber Gali area of Poonch.
The area where the gunfight broke out is part of a forest pocket that runs through Dehra Ki Gali where a gunfight started on Monday morning in which five army men lost their lives.
“In an ongoing counter-terrorist operation in general area Nar Khas Forest, Mendhar Sub Division, Poonch, there has been exchange of fire between Army troops and terrorists during evening hours on Thursday.
During the ensuing exchange of fire, one JCO and one soldier, have been critically injured,” a Jammu-based Army spokesman said.
Till the last reports came in, multiple operations were under progress in the area.
Earlier in the day, special teams of the Army launched search operations at Bhata Dhurian and Sanjiote villages, which fall on the Bhimber Gali belt, following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
As a result traffic has been suspended on the Rajouri-Poonch highway “as a precautionary measure”.
It is to be noted on October 11, five soldiers, including a JCO, were killed in Poonch’s Dehra Ki Gali, a forest range straddling the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri.
The operation against the militants continued for the fourth day in the Poonch-Rajouri belt on October 14.
The authorities also have stopped vehicular traffic on Jammu-Poonch NHW near BG in Mendhar—(KNO)