Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara managed to give security forces a slip after being cornered as they used 11 civilians as human shields.
The team of Army and J&K Police personnel entered the target area and successfully extricated the civilians. However, during the process, the team was subjected to a heavy volume of fire by the terrorists.
In the ensuing firefight, two terrorists were eliminated and the team of five Army and J&K Police personnel comprising of two Army officers, two Army soldiers and one J&K Police Sub Inspector attained martyrdom,” a statement from the Army said.
Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Sena Medal Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rakesh Kumar, Lance Naik Dinesh Singh and Sub Inspector Shakeel Qazi laid down their lives in the operation.
As an Indian we all pray for their families health and wellbeing, and hope india gives a befitting response to this terrorists groups and end them for good.