In a major success on Tuesday, the Indian Army killed two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in an encounter at Marhama village of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag.
The terrorists, identified by ANI as Sajjad Bhat and Tauseef, were linked to the 14 February Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.
Bhat’s car was used in the terror attack that happened in Pulwama’s Lethpora area.
The Army lost a soldier in the gunfight with the terrorists while two others were injured. The encounter is still on.
Meanwhile, two soldiers who were injured in an IED blast on Monday succumbed to their injuries on Tuesday. The deaths take the total number of soldiers who died since Monday to four.
Havildar Amarjeet Kumar and Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo were brought to the hospital with severe injuries after an IED explosion hit their vehicle at Arihal village in Pulwama on Monday.
They were undergoing treatment in 92 Base Hospital on Tuesday. Around 17 other soldiers are undergoing treatment for injuries suffered in the incident. Two civilians were also injured in the attack.
The bulletproof truck of the Army was badly damaged with the driver’s cabin wrecked.
On Monday, in another gunfight with terrorists in Anantnag’s Bidoora, the Army lost Major Ketan Sharma of 19 RR.
Senior Army personnel consoled the family members of the 32-year-old Major Sharma at their residence in Meerut.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat paid tributes to the supreme sacrifice of Maj Sharma and offered condolences to the family.
According to reports, the number of injured soldiers during this period has gone up to 22.