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Jammu And Kashmir: Indian Army Vehicle Targeted In Kathua, Massive Search Operation Underway

Swarajya Staff

Jul 08, 2024, 05:30 PM | Updated 05:30 PM IST

Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

On Monday (8 July), terrorists attacked an army vehicle in the Billawar region of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

According to a report from India Today, the terrorists fired at the army vehicle from a hilltop and also hurled grenades at it. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported so far.

In response to the attack, a massive search and cordon operation has been launched in the region.

Terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir have surged in recent weeks. Six Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in two separate encounters in Kulgam.

On 11 and 12 June, the Doda district experienced twin terror attacks. On 11th, six security personnel were injured when terrorists attacked a joint check post at Chattargalla. The following day, a police officer was injured in a gunfight with terrorists at Kota Top in the Gandoh area.

Following these attacks, security forces intensified their anti-terrorist operations and announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each for four Pakistani terrorists believed to have infiltrated the district.

On 26 June, three terrorists were killed during an encounter with security forces in a forest area of Doda district. This occurred during an intensified search and cordon operation conducted by the police, Army, and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) following the twin attacks earlier in the month.

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