Published On: Tue, Oct 12th, 2021
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Five Indian troops killed in attack in IIOJK

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Srinagar: In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, five Indian troops including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were killed in an attack in Poonch district, Kashmir media service reported.

The troops were killed in an attack when they were engaged in a cordon and search operation in Surankote area of the district.

A reinforcement of Indian soldiers and police was sent to the area, said Lt. Col. Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesman adding that the fighting was ongoing.

Monday’s fighting comes amid a sweeping crackdown by Indian forces in the Kashmir Valley following a string of killings in Srinagar last week. Police detained over 900 people for questioning.