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    JK: Four soldiers killed after encounter breaks out in Kathua

    The Hawk
    July8/ 2024
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    The encounter between troops and terrorists is still ongoing.

    Indian Soldiers

    Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir): Four Army soldiers were killed while some were injured in a terrorist attack in the Machedi area of Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
    An encounter is still underway between troops and the terrorists in the area.
    More details are awaited.
    As per the officials, the area in Jammu and Kashmir falls under the 9th Corps of the Indian Army.
    Meanwhile, after six terrorists were killed in two different encounters in Jammu and Kashmir, Brigadier Prithviraj Chauhan, Commander 1sec RR, said on Monday that the killing of terrorists in South Kashmir is a significant blow to Hizbul-Mujahideen.
    Chauhan also mentioned that, during the operation, one Army personnel also sacrificed his life.

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    The first encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Modergam village. Hours later, another encounter broke out in the Frisal Chinnigam area of the district.
    Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a "spike" in the number of terrorist attacks in the past few months.
    In June, three terrorists were neutralized in an encounter with security forces in the Gandoh, Bhaderwah sector of district Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, ADGP Anand Jain had said.