Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir: In a worrying development, terrorists ambushed an army vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district today, marking the second attack on the army in the region within a month. The incident comes amidst heightened security concerns following a string of terrorist activities in the area.
According to reports, the army truck was targeted near Dera Ki Gali, also known as DKG, in the Surankote area of Poonch. Further details about the nature of the ambush and the number of casualties involved are still awaited. However, sources confirmed that a firefight between security forces and the terrorists is ongoing.
This attack follows a deadly encounter in Rajouri’s Kalakote last month, where five soldiers, including two Captains, were killed in action during an anti-terror operation. The Rajouri-Poonch region has witnessed a renewed surge in terrorist activity in recent years, after experiencing relative peace between 2003 and 2021. Over the past two years alone, more than 35 soldiers have lost their lives in counter-terrorism operations in the area.
Following the ambush, reinforcements have been sent to the location, and a search operation is underway to neutralize the attackers. Authorities remain tight-lipped about the specifics of the incident, citing ongoing operations.
This latest attack underscores the continuing threat posed by terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the Poonch-Rajouri region. It also raises concerns about the effectiveness of security measures in place to counter such threats. The ongoing firefight adds to the tense atmosphere, and further developments are eagerly awaited.