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Jammu and Kashmir: DSP and Army soldier martyred, three Jaish terrorists killed in encounter

The encounter happened during a search operation by a joint team of Army, CRPF and SOG of J&K Police

Three Jaish‑e‑Mohammad terrorists were killed and a Deputy Superintendent of police and an Army jawan was martyred in an encounter in Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir today. Two other personnel from the Army were injured in the encounter.

The encounter had broken out between Jaish‑e‑Mohammad terrorists and a joint team of Indian security forces at Turigam village of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir today afternoon.

According to reports, a joint team of Army, CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police had launched a cordon and search operation in Turigam village after receiving specific inputs about the presence of a group of JeM operatives in the area. It was believed that two to three terrorists were hiding in the village.

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As the security forces intensified search operations in the village, terrorists hiding in the area started firing on them which started an encounter.

DSP Aman Thakur

DSP Aman Thakur got seriously injured in the neck, and he succumbed to injuries while he was flown to the Army hospital. One Army major and two soldiers were also injured in the encounter. Late Havaldar Ranveer Sombir, a non-commission officer with 34 RR, succumbed to his injuries. The other Army personnel injured in the incident are out of danger, as per reports. Three civilians were also injured in the incident.

Aman Thakur was posted as the DSP (operation) in Kulgam for last two years and he had successfully carried out combat operations in the area. A 2011-batch JK Police Services officer, Thakur was leading the police team in the operation.

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