Keran Encounter: 5 Militants Killed, 5 Jawans Martyred in J&K

Five army personnel were martyred and five militants were killed in a fierce encounter between security forces and a Pakistan-backed terrorist group that had infiltrated from across the Line of Control in Keran sector of north Kashmir. Also Read – ‘Don’t Listen to News Too Much, Spend Quality Time With Family,’ J-K Administration Advises People

“It was an Op conducted over 5 days. Infiltration happened on April 1, it was detected immediately,” said Srinagar-based 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen BS Raju while speaking on Operation Rangdouri Behak where five Army troops lost their lives. Also Read – Jammu And Kashmir: Security Forces Foil Infiltration Attempt, Kill 9 Terrorists in 24 Hours

“This act of Pakistan is especially reprehensible when the world is fighting COVID-19, and here is Pakistan which is aiding and abetting infiltration,” he said. Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir: 4 Militants Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in Kulgam

One of the soldiers who took part in the encounter explained, while speaking to news agency ANI, on how team leader JCO Subedar Sanjeev Kumar and the jawans eliminated the terrorists in close quarter combat after they were face to face there.