J&K: SOG constable injured in encounter between security forces, terrorists in Doda

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Doda (Jammu and Kashmir): A constable of the Special Operations Group (SOG) sustained injuries in a fresh encounter that broke out between the security forces and terrorists in the Gandoh area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, said the Jammu and Kashmir police.

“Today at 20:20 hrs, an #encounter started between #security forces & #terrorists at Kota Top, Gandoh, #Doda. Constable Fareed Ahmed (973/D) of SOG Gandoh was injured during the operation at Kerloo Bhalessa. Encounter ongoing, more details awaited”, said the J-K police in a post on ‘X’.

The fresh encounter broke out following a series of terror attacks that took place in the region in the past few days.
Jammu and Kashmir region has been witnessing a surge in violence with three significant attacks: the Reasi terror attack, the Kathua terror attack, and the Doda terror attack.

The series of attacks began on June 9, when terrorists attacked a bus in Reasi, causing it to plunge into a gorge. This tragic incident resulted in the deaths of at least 9 pilgrims and left 42 others injured. In the days following, villagers in the Hiranagar area of Kathua reported hearing gunshots on Tuesday. This was followed by an attack on a security checkpost in the Chattragala area on the same night.

The encounter in Doda led to an exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces, resulting in injuries to five jawans and a sub-divisional special police officer (SDPO).

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