J-K: Terrorist, CRPF jawan killed in Kathua; 6 security personnel injured in Doda encounter

A terrorist holed up in a border village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district was killed by security forces on Wednesday in a more than 15-hour operation during which his partner was also shot dead and a CRPF jawan lost his life, officials said.

According to them, two senior officers escaped unhurt even as their vehicles were hit by bullets during the operation that began on Tuesday night after two terrorists were spotted in Saida Sukhal village.

In Doda district, five troopers of Rashtriya Rifles and a special police officer (SPO) were injured when terrorists attacked a joint checkpost in the upper reaches of Chattergalla on the Bhaderwah-Pathankot road late on Tuesday night. Traffic on the highway has been suspended as an operation is underway to track down the terrorists.

The two incidents come just days after terrorists attacked a bus carrying pilgrims from the Shiv Khori temple to Katra, causing it to veer off the road and fall into a deep gorge, resulting in the death of nine people and injuries to 41 others. The incident occurred on Sunday evening.

Police have announced a Rs 20 lakh reward for information about the whereabouts of the terrorists involved in the attack on the bus and released the sketch of one of the terrorists.

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