DGP R R Swain Visits Kathua to Review Anti-Terror Operation

Jammu, July 9 (KNS): Director General of Police (DGP) R R Swain visited Kathua district on Tuesday to review the ongoing operation to track down and neutralize the terrorists responsible for the deadly ambush on an Army patrolling party. The attack on Monday left five soldiers dead and five injured.

Accompanied by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Vijay Kumar and Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Anand Jain, Swain met with police and Army officers on the ground to assess the situation, according to KNS correspondent.

The terror attack on Monday was the first of its kind on the rugged Machedi-Kindli-Malhar mountainous road near Badnota village in Lohai Malhar, approximately 150 km from Kathua district headquarters.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel
Heavily armed terrorists hurled a grenade and opened indiscriminate fire on two Army vehicles at around 3:30 pm, killing five Army personnel and injuring five others. The terrorists fled into the nearby forest after the attack.

The search operation, which began on Monday and was suspended due to heavy rains, resumed on Tuesday morning with joint search parties from the Army, police, and CRPF. The Army's elite para-commandos and sniffer dogs joined the search operation, while drones and helicopters were also deployed for surveillance.

The DGP's visit to Kathua comes as the security forces intensify their efforts to track down the terrorists and prevent future attacks in the region. (KNS). 

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