Major Terror Attack in Kashmir: Colonel-Major, DSP Martyred, Army Pursues Terrorists

In the last three days, Kashmir witnessed a tragic incident as terrorists attacked security forces, resulting in the martyrdom of three security personnel. Additionally, one soldier is reported missing. On Tuesday evening, a joint operation by the army and police was initiated in the Gadoora area of Anantnag district after reports emerged that 3 to 4 terrorists were hiding. The operation was suspended overnight.

When the search operation resumed on Wednesday morning, terrorists opened fire from a dense forest, launching an attack on the security forces. The terrorists fired indiscriminately, leading to casualties among the security personnel. In this encounter, 19 Rashtriya Rifles Commanding Officer Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhaundiyal, and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Humaayun Bhat from the Jammu and Kashmir Police were martyred. Colonel Manpreet Singh hailed from Mohali, Major Ashish Dhaundiyal from Panipat, and DSP Humaayun Bhat from Badgam in Kashmir.

The proscribed militant outfit Resistance Front, affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba, has claimed responsibility for this attack. Officials believe that these are the same terrorists who were responsible for an encounter in the Kulgam forests on August 4, in which 3 soldiers were martyred. This is the biggest attack in Kashmir in the last three years.

The mortal remains of Colonel Manpreet Singh and Major Ashish Dhaundiyal have been brought to the Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar, as per police reports. It has been confirmed by the police that in Anantnag, two LeT terrorists are hiding, one named Naagman and the other Kokernag resident Uzair Khan. Uzair Khan had joined Lashkar-e-Taiba last year in July.

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah commented on the situation, stating that the government claims every day that terrorism has ended

Martyred DSP Humayun Bhat’s Wedding Last Year

Jammu and Kashmir Police’s martyred DSP Humayun Bhat was assassinated late on Wednesday in the Badgam district. Prior to this, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, and DGP Dilbag Singh had paid their respects. Humayun was a resident of Tral in South Kashmir. He got married just last year, and he leaves behind a 2-month-old son.

Kashmir Witnesses its Biggest Attack in 3 Years

Kashmir has witnessed its biggest attack in the last three years, resulting in the martyrdom of several senior officers. Previously, on March 30, 2020, in Handwara, Kashmir, 18 officers, including a Colonel, Major, and a Sub-Inspector, were martyred in an 18-hour-long encounter.

This year, from January until now, 40 terrorists have been neutralized in Jammu and Kashmir. Out of these, only 8 were local, and all others were foreigners.

Manpreet’s Son Reveals He Received Army Medal Last Year

In Anantnag, during an encounter with terrorists, Colonel Manpreet Singh’s son, Veerendra Gill, revealed, “We last spoke at 6:45 in the morning. He said he would call back. They were all young men. He received a medal from the army last year. I salute him.” According to the family, Manpreet’s mortal remains will arrive in Mohali between 4-5 in the evening.

Encounter Site in Rajouri Yields Two AK-47s and More

In Rajouri, during an encounter, one soldier was martyred and another critically injured while rescuing his comrade. The encounter site has yielded two AK-47 rifles, 7 magazines, 2 bulletproof jackets, and approximately three dozen cartridges. Besides this, medicines from Pakistan were also found. The martyr’s name was Kent, an Army dog who bravely led the way in the encounter against the terrorists.

Kent, the Army dog, was at the forefront in searching for terrorists. When terrorists fired at him, Kent continued to move forward, and he was martyred due to the bullets.

Northern Army Commander Advocates Peace Amidst Rising Tensions

During the North Tech Symposium 2023 event, Northern Army Commander, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, mentioned that Pakistan is making efforts to spread terrorism once again in the region of Kashmir. He stated that Pakistan is attempting to release terrorists into this region from across the border in a bid to disrupt peace in the Kashmir valley. He said, “While we will not let Pakistan succeed in its nefarious plans, we must ensure that their sinister designs are exposed.”

26 Terrorists Eliminated This Year

According to news agency PTI, on September 11, security forces received information that 3-4 terrorists were hiding in the village of Narla in Rajouri. A search operation was initiated, and an encounter ensued. During the operation, security forces eliminated 3-4 terrorists. This year, security forces have successfully eliminated 26 terrorists in various operations in the region. Additionally, 10 security personnel have lost their lives in these operations.

Encounter on August 9 Resulted in Elimination of 6 Terrorists

During a joint operation by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police on August 9, six terrorists were killed. These terrorists had attempted to infiltrate and were hiding in the area. The operation began when these terrorists attempted to breach security forces’ defenses. After a firefight, they were neutralized. Additionally, six security personnel were injured during the operation.

3 Soldiers Martyred in Kulgam on August 4

On August 4, terrorists fired upon a patrol team in the dense forests of Kulgam. The terrorists targeted the patrol with gunfire, leading to an exchange of fire. Three soldiers were injured in the firefight and succumbed to their injuries. They were admitted to a military hospital in Srinagar, where they sadly lost their lives. This incident occurred in the ongoing unrest in the region.

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