Kathua Terrorist Attack: Biggest terrorist attack in a month amid high alert and attack inputs

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The biggest terrorist attack in a month was carried out in Jammu and Kashmir amidst high alert and inputs of attack. Security agencies were continuously receiving inputs of attack on security forces on the anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen’s dreaded terrorist Burhan Wani for the last few days. In such a situation, there was high alert in Kathua district as well. All agencies were duly instructed to take precautions.

The army school was also closed on Monday after receiving continuous inputs from intelligence sources. This school was opening on Monday after the summer vacation. A vehicle of the security forces was targeted by the terrorists in the area adjacent to Badnota in the remote Lohai Malhar area of ​​the district.

After a grenade was thrown at the vehicle of the security forces, the army personnel started retaliatory action. After this the encounter continued. On the other hand, as soon as the information about the attack was received, a large number of security forces were sent towards the spot.

Police parties were immediately dispatched from Billawar and Lohai Malhar. Along with the SOG team, personnel from various police stations of the district have also been dispatched. The army and police have cordoned off the Dhaggar area of ​​Bani.

According to information, security forces have been deployed in Udhampur to eliminate the terrorists. On the other hand, a large number of security forces have started a search operation in the area against the terrorists.

Security agencies were getting inputs about terrorist attack for some days
Security agencies were continuously receiving inputs for the last few days about attacks on security forces on the anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen’s dreaded terrorist Burhan Wani. As such, there was a high alert in Kathua district as well. All agencies were duly instructed to take precautions.

After receiving continuous inputs from intelligence sources, holiday was declared in the Army School on Monday. This school was opening on Monday after summer vacation. A vehicle of the security forces was targeted by terrorists in the area adjacent to Badnota in the remote Lohai Malhar area of ​​the district. After grenades were thrown on the vehicle of the security forces, the army personnel started retaliatory action.

After this the encounter continued. On the other hand, as soon as the information about the attack was received, a large number of security forces were sent to the spot. Police parties were immediately dispatched from Billawar and Lohai Malhar. Along with the SOG team, personnel from various police stations of the district were also dispatched.

The army and police have cordoned off the Dhaggar area of ​​Bani. According to information, security forces have also been deployed from Udhampur to eliminate the terrorists. On the other hand, a large number of security forces have started a search operation in the area against the terrorists.

Second terrorist attack in the district within a month
This is the second terrorist attack in Kathua district within a month of the terrorist attack in Saida Sohal area of ​​Hiranagar on June 11. Earlier, terrorists had attacked Saida Sohal village of Hiranagar on June 11. Security forces killed one terrorist on the spot, while the other terrorist was eliminated on June 12.

More than two lakh rupees in cash and a large quantity of arms were recovered from the terrorists. Senior officials who reached the spot had clarified that more terrorists could also be present in the area. On the other hand, apart from Saida Sohal in Kathua district, terrorists had also attacked Basantgarh in Udhampur and Chhatragala on the Kathua Doda border in recent months.

After the terrorist attacks in Chhatragala adjacent to Sarthal and Basantgarh adjacent to Lohai Malhar, a hilly area of ​​Kathua district, the army has been given the responsibility of security of these areas. The army has returned to both Bani and Machedi areas. One company of the army has been deployed at both places.

These companies have been continuously searching for terrorists for the last several days along with the local police. While routine search operations were being conducted in the areas of Badnota, Lohai Malhar, Kindli, the army and local police deployed in Bani on the Dhaggar side searched for terrorists in Nukanali and surrounding areas for about a week.

Terrorist attack on army patrol party in Kathua, five soldiers including JCO martyred, five injured
On Monday afternoon, terrorists ambushed an army patrol in the remote Machedi area of ​​Kathua district. Five soldiers including a JCO were martyred in this, while five are seriously injured. Security forces have surrounded the entire area. The operation continued till late night.

The incident happened around 3:30 pm when terrorists attacked a vehicle of 22 Garhwal Rifles near Jenda Nala in Baranud area of ​​Badnota in Billawar sub-district. This army vehicle was on patrol in the area. There were 10 soldiers in the vehicle. First a grenade was thrown by the terrorists. After this, indiscriminate firing was started.

It is suspected that the terrorists used steel bullets. The army personnel also took charge and started retaliatory action. After the attack, the terrorists fled into the dense forest. It is being told that the terrorists were in a high altitude area. By the time the army personnel could recover, they had started firing indiscriminately.

On the other hand, the army has also included para commandos in the operation. They have been airlifted to the area of ​​attack. The army has cordoned off the entire area. The injured soldiers have been admitted to the sub-district hospital Billawar after first aid at PHC Badnota.

Major attacks
– On June 26, 2024, a high alert was sounded after three Pakistani terrorists were killed in an attack in Gandoh area of ​​Doda.
– On July 7, 2024, terrorists targeted a military camp in Manjakot area of ​​​​Rajouri and opened fire, in which a soldier was injured.
– On June 9, 2024, a bus full of passengers returning from Shivkhodi in Reasi was ambushed by terrorists in which nine devotees were killed, while 41 were injured.
– In May 2024, an Air Force convoy was attacked in Poonch, one soldier was martyred, many were injured
– On 21 December 2023, an ambush was carried out on a military vehicle in the Buffliaz area of ​​Poonch, four soldiers were martyred, three were injured
– 20 April 2023 Five soldiers sacrificed their lives in an ambush on a military vehicle in Bhatadudia area of ​​Poonch
– In 2022, suicide attack on army camp in Pargal of Darhal area of ​​Rajouri, five soldiers sacrificed their lives, two terrorists killed

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