New Delhi, April 20: Army chief General Manoj Pande briefed Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on the death of five soldiers in a terror attack in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, Indian sources said on Thursday. defending.
According to the sources, the army Jawans on the ground were monitoring the situation and taking appropriate action.
Earlier in the day, army jawans said a fire on an army truck in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, which claimed the lives of five staff members, was caused by grenades thrown by terrorists.
The army issued a statement about the incident, saying the terrorists fired at the vehicle, after which it burst into flames after the terrorists threw grenades.
“Unidentified terrorists fired at an army vehicle moving between Bhimber Gali and Poonch in Rajouri sector in JK today. The vehicle caught fire, due to the probable use of grenades by the terrorists,” the army said in its statement.
“Five Rashtriya Rifle Unit personnel deployed for anti-terror operations, in this area, sadly lost their lives in the incident,” it added.
Another soldier, who suffered serious injuries, was immediately evacuated and rushed to the Army Hospital in Rajouri. He is currently undergoing treatment.
A search operation was launched to catch the attackers, the army later reported.
Earlier this day, Defense PRO said: “Today at around 3:00 p.m., an Indian Army vehicle, while moving from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot in Poonch (JK) district, caught fire. In this tragic incident, five Indian Army soldiers have lost their lives.” (Agencies)