As many as four soldiers and an army officer were killed during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
In the early hours of the day, the Indian Army had launched a corden and search operation in villages nearby Krishna Ghati sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Colonel Devender Anand, informed Defence Ministry Spokesperson.
In the exchange of heavy fire, one Junior Commissioned Officer and four Jawans were critically injured, they were evacuated to the nearest medical facility but they eventually succumbed to their injuries. However, the operation is still underway.
Meanwhile, another encounter was underway in Chamrer forests which is near Mughal Road in Poonch. Around three to four militants are suspected to be trapped in the area, sources said. They added that more reinforcements of police and security forces have been rushed to the area.