Soldier: Soldier, terrorist killed in J&K action; Army dog dies shielding handler

JAMMU: A soldier and an Military canine have been killed in motion and three different safety personnel wounded in J&Ok’s Rajouri on Tuesday whereas on the path of terrorists fleeing their hideout after a member of the armed outfit had been shot useless within the first burst of gunfire.
Protection PRO Lt Col Suneel Bartwal stated the gunfight occurred in a forested space of distant Narla village after a raid on the terrorist hideout by a joint group of the Military and Particular Operations Group of J&Ok Police.
Whereas the identification of the soldier killed in the course of the operation wasn’t instantly recognized, the Military launched a press release confirming that Kent, a six-year-old Labrador Retriever from the 21 Canine Unit, was fatally shot “whereas shielding her handler”.
“Kent was on the forefront of Op Sujaligala, main a column of troopers on the path. She laid down her life in the perfect traditions of Indian Military,” Lt Col Bartwal stated.
Of the three personnel wounded in retaliatory firing by the retreating terrorists, one is a particular police officer. Extra DGP (Jammu zone) Mukesh Singh stated the cordon-and-search hadn’t been known as off till late Tuesday.
“Appearing on particular inputs, the joint group had cordoned off the environment of Narla village when the terrorists hiding there fired on the advancing personnel. One of many terrorists was killed within the opening minutes of the shootout. We imagine two to a few terrorists are nonetheless holed up someplace within the neighborhood,” police stated.
Canine hero Kent is the third Military canine to die combating terrorists in J&Ok since August final 12 months, when a Belgian Malinois named Axle was killed in motion.
Zoom, one other Malinois from the 28 Canine Unit, was fatally wounded whereas serving to flush out two heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists hiding in a home at Tangpawas in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in October.
Previous to this, Manasi, a feminine Labrador engaged in a navy operation towards terrorists in northern Kashmir in 2016, was fatally shot.
All three canine warriors posthumously obtained “Point out-in-Despatches” for gallantry.

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