A colonel, one major and two soldiers of the Indian Army were killed together with a police officer at some point of an operation to flush terrorists out of a residence in Handwara in north Kashmir, sources said on Sunday.
Two terrorists have been also killed inside the come across that started out around 3:30 pm on Saturday in Chanjmulla location of Handwara.
Sources said Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj, a Lance Naik, a rifleman and police sub-inspector Shakeel Qazi have been killed after the hours-long firefight with terrorists holed up in a house.
The commanding officer of 21 Rashtriya Rifles together with four others had entered the residence to evacuate the trapped human beings after the firing had stopped for an hour.
Officials stated they’re our bodies were recovered from the come upon the web site. The civilians were rescued, they added.
Throughout the night because the gun struggle raged, numerous Pakistani debts on Facebook and Telegram ran propaganda against the operation.
An respectable, who asked no longer to be named, had said in advance that approximately 4 terrorists have been holed up in the house.
The come upon began on Saturday afternoon after the army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Rajwar following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area. The terrorists emerged and concealed inside a house.
Teams of the Special Operation Group of police had surrounded the house and lights have been erected around the region wherein the come across became underway, a senior security official stated, asking now not to be named.