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Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter continues for 7th day in Anantnag, body of missing soldier found

Anantnag encounter is considered to be one of the longest encounters. The encounter continues for the seventh day today. Security forces believe that one or two terrorists are still hiding. Yesterday the terrorists found a burnt body.

A sample has been taken for DNA testing as another body has been recovered from the scene. It is believed that this body could be that of an army soldier. Who has been identified as Pradeep. The death toll has now reached four, which includes three Indian Army soldiers and an officer of Jammu and Kashmir Police. On the 7th day, the army could make a final effort to complete the operation as the body of the soldier was recovered on Monday evening.

Search operations are underway after a fierce encounter that lasted for more than 100 hours between Pakistan-backed terrorists and security forces in Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The operation to eliminate terrorists entered the seventh day on Tuesday. The operation is going on in the Gadol forest area of ​​Anantnag since Wednesday. The operation began when Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Ashish Dhaunchak and Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat lost their lives.

Officials said security forces were using drones and helicopters to monitor the densely forested area, which has several cave-like hideouts where the terrorists are believed to be hiding since Wednesday. Security cordon was beefed up in the neighboring posh Crary area on Sunday as a precautionary measure to ensure that terrorists do not enter civilian areas.

What happened in the operation so far?

Strategically deployed armed drones are being used to neutralize terrorist bases. Operation Anantnag has become one of the longest running military operations in Kashmir but the security forces are leaving no stone unturned in their mission to eliminate terrorist hideouts in the challenging Gadol Hill area.

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