3 soldiers martyred, 2 terrorists killed in Rajouri
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Rajouri,: Two terrorists carried out a 'fidayeen' attack on an Army camp in Rajouri district in the early hours of Thursday, in which three soldiers were martyred while the terrorists were gunned down.¬ In the early hours on Thursday, alert sentries of the Army post at Parghal, District Rajouri, (J&K) detected suspicious persons approaching their post taking advantage of the inclement weather and dense foliage.
The sentries challenged the two terrorists who threw grenades while attempting to gain entry inside the post. However, alert troops cordoned the area and engaged them in a fire fight thereby pinning them. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were neutralised. Six soldiers were injured in the operation out of which, three brave hearts succumbed to their injuries while repulsing this suicide attack by terrorists. An army official said, the sentries challenged the two terrorists who lobbed grenades while attempting to gain entry inside the post. However, alert troops cordoned the area and engaged them in a firefight thereby pinning them. The valiant soldiers made the supreme sacrifice upholding the highest tradition of the Indian Army were Sub Rajendra Prasad, resident of Village- Maligoven, District- Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Rifleman Lakshmanan D, resident of Village- T Pudupatti, District- Madurai (Tamil Nadu) and Rifleman Manoj Kumar, resident of Village- Shahjahanpur, District- Faridabad (Haryana).