IAF Convoy Attack. Search for terrorists continues, many people detained for questioning

A massive search operation to trace terrorists involved in the attack on an Indian Air Force (IAF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district continued for the second day on Sunday with several people detained for questioning. The officers provided this information. Jammu Additional Director General of Police Anand Jain and senior officials of the Army and intelligence agencies visited the attack site in Surankote area. He said that the army also conducted aerial surveillance through a helicopter. Five Air Force personnel were injured in the attack near Shahsitar on Saturday evening and one of them later died in a military hospital.

Officials said that a joint operation of the army and police is going on in many areas including Shahsitar, Gursai, Sanai and Sheendara Top to eliminate the terrorists. He said that it is believed that the attackers fled into the forest after the attack. Officials said the terrorists used AK assault rifles and US-made M4 carbines and steel bullets to inflict maximum casualties. The Air Force has identified the martyred hero as Corporal Vicky Pahade and expressed condolences to his family.

The Air Force said, “Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal V.R. Choudhary and all the personnel of the Indian Air Force pay tribute to the brave Corporal Vicky Pahade, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation in the Poonch sector. We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. We stand strongly with you in this hour of grief.”

Officials said that different teams of Army Para Commandos have also been deployed in the search operation. He said that nothing is yet known about the whereabouts of the terrorists. Officials said several people have been detained for questioning in connection with the attack. This is the first major terrorist incident in Jammu region this year. The border district of Poonch as well as nearby Rajouri have witnessed major terrorist attacks in the last two years. The region was peaceful between 2003 and 2021.

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