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Monday, May 4, 2020

Army, militants clash in Jammu and Kashmir, five killed, two killed



Four people, including an army colonel and a major, and an officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in the encounter in Handwada, Jammu and Kashmir. The martyrs include National Rifles Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sud and a police sub-inspector Shakeel Qazi. It is also known that two terrorists were killed in this encounter. Security forces and Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation in Handwada on Saturday to rescue some hostages, an official said.

According to the statement, security forces received information that terrorists had taken several people hostage in a house in Handwada in Kupwara district. After which the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a joint operation. An army and police team went inside the house to free the hostages. The team managed to free the hostages.

During this time, however, the terrorists fired heavily on the team. Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter. Two Army officers, two jawans and a sub-inspector of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have been killed.
After a long anxious night, we have this heart-rending news about martyrdom of our brave-hearts.
COLONEL ASHUTOSH SHARMA
21 RR,
MAJOR ANUJ SOOD
21 RR,
NAIK RAJESH
21 RR,
LANCE NAIK DINESH
21 RR,
SUB INSPECTOR SHAKEEL QAZI
J&K POLICE
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The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police told the news agency that it was "deeply saddened" to learn that five brave soldiers, including Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sud and a sub-inspector of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, had been killed in the line of duty.

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