Death Toll Rises to 7, Op to Nab Militants Continues


Last Updated: January 08, 2023, 08:48 IST

Family members mourn the death of civilians, who were gunned down on Sunday evening, in Dhangri area of Rajouri, on Monday. (File pic/PTI)

Family members mourn the dying of civilians, who have been gunned down on Sunday night, in Dhangri space of Rajouri, on Monday. (File pic/PTI)

Several civilians have been killed and injured when terrorists attacked the village on January 1

The dying toll in a current terror assault at Dhangri village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district has reportedly risen to seven as one other individual succumbed to their accidents, as per sources on Sunday.

Several civilians have been killed and injured when terrorists attacked the village on January 1. While 4 have been killed when the terrorists fired on the homes belonging to the members of a selected group, two cousin sisters misplaced their lives in an IED explosion the following day. The improvised explosive system (IED) was planted by the terrorists on the home of one of many victims.

Meanwhile, an operation is on to nab the terrorists concerned within the assault. Alert troops deployed on the border fence in Balakot have detected and neutralised two terrorists to this point, as per an announcement by the White Knight Corps. The space has been cordoned off and operations are in progress, they stated on Sunday.

On Saturday, no less than 18 suspects have been detained for questioning. An enormous search operation to monitor down the assailants is occurring and “some important leads” have been found, officials said and expressed hope that the case would be cracked soon, as per news agency PTI.

After the deadly attacks, the Dhangri block of Rajouri district has called off Lohri celebrations set to take place on January 13, as per Indian Express. The elected sarpanches of all the 17 village panchayats in the area decided not to celebrate the festival in the memory of civilians, including two minors, who were killed in back-to-back twin militant attacks.

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