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IAF soldier killed, 5 injured in J&K convoy attack by terrorists
Terror attack
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IAF soldier killed, 5 injured in J&K convoy attack by terrorists

| @@indiablooms | 05 May 2024, 08:53 am

Srinagar/IBNS: An Indian Air Force soldier was killed in action and five others were injured as two vehicles, including one belonging to the IAF, came under heavy terrorist fire in the Surankote area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, media reports said.

Of the five injured, one airman is reportedly critical. They were all airlifted to the Command Hospital in Udhampur for further treatment.

Reinforcement was rushed to the area and counter-terror operations are underway. "The local Rashtriya Rifles unit started cordon and search operations in the area," NDTV quoting sources in the security forces.

The IAF said its convoy, which came under attack near Shahsitar, had been secured.

"An Indian Air Force vehicle convoy was attacked by militants in the Poonch district of J&K, near Shahsitar. Cordon and search operations are underway presently in the area by local military units. The convoy has been secured, and further investigation is under progress," it said.

This is the first major attack on the armed forces this year in the region which witnessed a series of terror attacks on the army last year.

Visuals from after the attack showed at least a dozen bullet holes on the windscreen of the vehicle that came under fire.

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