Four soldiers injured in attack on army vehicle in Kathua, two in critical condition

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The terrorists, believed to be two to three in number, first hurled grenades and then opened fire. However, the soldiers travelling in the vehicle retaliated and firing ensued. Additional security forces have been rushed to the area, officials said.

An army vehicle has been attacked in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. Four soldiers have been injured in the attack, while the condition of two is said to be critical. Armed terrorists attacked an army truck on Monday afternoon in Badnota village of Lohai Malhar area of ​​Billawar. The terrorists, believed to be two to three in number, first hurled grenades and then opened fire. However, the soldiers travelling in the vehicle retaliated and firing started. Officials said that additional security forces have been sent to the area.

A statement issued by the police said that firing took place between terrorists and security forces in Machedi area of ​​​​Kathua district. A massive search operation has been launched. Additional security forces have been sent to the area. Kathua Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anayat Ali Chaudhary and defense spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Sunil Bartwal confirmed the incident, but did not share any details. Badnota village of Machedi is about 120 km from Kathua district headquarters and borders Doda district.

Recently, there has been a sudden increase in terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. A soldier was injured in a suspected terrorist attack on a sentry post in Galuthi village of Manjakote area of ​​Rajouri district in the early hours of Sunday. The incident took place between 3.56 am and 4.26 am near the 155 Territorial Army headquarters under the jurisdiction of Patara police station in Manjakote. According to people familiar with the matter, about 50 to 60 rounds of bullets were fired during the firing that lasted for about half an hour. The injured soldier was shifted to 49 RR Hospital in Manjakote. He is said to be out of danger.

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