Last Updated: Sep 13, 2023
In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, three security force officers, including an army colonel, gave the ultimate sacrifice in a gunfight with terrorists in Kokernag area in the Anantnag district of Kashmir on Wednesday (13 September 2023).
The banned Resistance Front, believed to be a shadow group of LeT, has claimed responsibility, according to a news agency. Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish and Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat were critically injured in the gunfight and airlifted to Srinagar. However, they died while receiving the treatment, said officials.
The operation against the terrorists began yesterday evening but was called off during the night. This morning, the hunt for the terrorists resumed after information started trickling that they were spotted at a hideout, said the officials.