1 Air Force personnel dead, 4 injured after terror attack in Poonch


Poonch, May 04 : One Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel was killed while four others were injured after their convoy was fired upon by terrorists in Jammu’s Poonch district on Saturday, officials said. The attack occurred at Sanai village in Surankote.

An official told News Agency Kashmir Scroll that the injured personnel were rushed to a hospital in Udhampur where one succumbed to his injuries.

He said reinforcements from the Indian Army and police were rushed to the area to ascertain the details. The Army and police were engaged in the operations against terrorists involved in the incident, the official said.

The local Rashtriya Rifles unit began cordon and search operations in the area, officials said.

The vehicles were secured inside the airbase in the general area near Shahsitar, he said.

He further added that the injured troops were airlifted to Command Hospital in Udhampur for treatment.

Meanwhile, Indian Air Force in a post on X said that, In the ensuing gunfight with terrorists, the Air Warriors fought back by returning fire. In the process, five IAF personnel received bullet injuries, and were evacuated to the nearest military hospital for immediate medical attention. One Air Warrior succumbed to his injuries later.

Further operations are on by the local security forces the IAF further said in a post. (KS)


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