RAJOURI: Army on Thursday said that terrorists are behind the Poonch incident which lead the casualties of five army personnel and injured another.
In a statement issued to The Dispatch, Head Quarter Northern Command said, “Today, at approximately 1500 hours, one Army vehicle, moving between Bhimber Gali and Poonch in the Rajauri sector was fired on by unidentified terrorists, taking advantage of heavy rains and low visibility in the area”.
The vehicle caught fire, due to likely use of grenades by terrorists, army said.
Five personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles Unit deployed for Counter Terrorist operations, in this area, have unfortunately lost their lives in the incident, army said in the statement.
Army further said, wnother seriously injured soldier was evacuated immediately to the Army Hospital at Rajauri and is under treatment. Operations are in progress to locate the perpetrators. Further details are being ascertained.