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Day's development: India wrap in 24 hours

Five Army personnel killed in encounter with terrorists in J&K

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and four soldiers of the Indian Army were killed in an exchange of fire with heavily armed terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday, the media reported, saying another encounter started nearby in which an army soldier was injured.

The JCO and the four soldiers died in a forested area in Surankote during an anti-insurgency operation. Reports quoting defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand as saying that the operation was launched early on Monday in a village in Dehra Ki Gali (DKG) area after the Army received intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists.