J&K: Five Including  Colonel, Major Martyred In  Encounter In North Kashmir’s HandwaraIndian Army in Jammu and Kashmir (Representative Image)

In a saddening development, five security personnel have attained martyrdom in an encounter against two terrorists in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), reports Times of India.

The five include a Colonel and a Major from the 21 Rajputana Rifles. The encounter took place in the Chanjmulla area of North Kashmir's Handwara in Kupwara District.

The Major and Colonel from the Indian Army had led a team of security personnel to the encounter site so as to rescue civilians who had been taken hostage by the terrorists.

The other three martyred in the operation include two jawans of the Indian Army and a police sub-inspector. Two terrorists were also gunned down by the security personnel during the operation.

Meanwhile, two terrorists had also been killed in another operation conducted in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir yesterday (2 May).

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