The terrorist organization known as The Resistance Front (TRF) has claimed responsibility for the confrontation in Anantnag that took place on Wednesday (September 13) and resulted in the deaths of three brave troops. The confrontation took place on Wednesday (September 13). According to authorities who are privy with the latest information, ABP News was told that three people had been killed, including two army officers and a Jammu and Kashmir Police officer.
#OmShanti : India has lost three officers Col Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonack, J&K Police Deputy SP Humayun Bhat in the line of duty during encounter with terrorists in Kokernag of Anantnag in South Kashmir.#IndianArmy #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/GhRIJ8XZ4P
— Defence Squad (@Defence_Squad_) September 13, 2023
Among the deceased are the Commanding Colonel of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish of the RR, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Humayun Bhat of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. According to reports from a news agency called PTI, all three of the victims received medical assistance after suffering critical injuries during the combat; nevertheless, they did not survive.
Tuesday evening marked the beginning of the operation to combat the terrorists that was taking place in the Gadole region; however, it was momentarily suspended throughout the night. On the other hand, on Wednesday morning, a fresh search for the terrorists was launched when information was obtained suggesting that they were in the area. Please click the link to continue reading.
An anti-terror operation is underway in Kokernag, Anantnag, South Kashmir, with reports of 2-3 terrorists trapped in the area.
02 officers from the Indian Army and JKP injured in the encounter have been evacuated to the Military Hospital in Srinagar for treatment. pic.twitter.com/DmZCv8axIc
— Defence Core (@Defencecore) September 13, 2023
According to the report, Colonel Singh displayed outstanding leadership by directly facing the terrorists; nonetheless, the terrorists shot at him in response, which was tragic. Special troops have been sent in to eliminate the terrorists who are thought to be in the region. Their number is reported to be somewhere between three and four. It is anticipated that the search effort would carry on throughout the night.
Mehbooba Mufti, who formerly served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has sent her condolences to the families of the military members who were killed in the conflict. On the social networking site X, she expressed her sorrow by writing the following: "My sincere condolences to the families of the jawans who were slain today while on duty in Anantnag. These horrendous acts of brutality have no place in our society.
An Army commanding officer, a Major, and a Deputy Superintendent of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in action during an encounter with terrorists in the Anantnag region of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Since then, tributes have been flooding in from all over the world.
During the exchange of gunfire with terrorists, Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Aashish Dhonchak, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Himanyun Muzamil Bhat were killed. All three were police officers.
Several commanders and senior members of the Army have expressed their sympathies to the families of the fallen service members.
Last salute to J&K Police Deputy SP Humayun Bhat (2018 batch KPS), son of a former DIG J&K Police. Salute the braveheart of India! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/26VKN4FE0g
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) September 13, 2023
Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha posted on X (which was formerly known as Twitter) the following: "I appreciate the heroism and supreme sacrifice of Army's braveheart Rifleman Ravi who lay down his life in the line of duty in Rajouri. The country will forever be grateful to him for the unselfish service he provided to it. My deepest sympathies go out to the bereaved family of the martyr."
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Finance for the Union of India, sent her best wishes for perseverance to the loved ones and friends of those who had been killed in action.
In Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, a counter-terror operation claimed the lives of three officers: two from the army and one from the police. They have made a personal sacrifice in order to ensure our safety. These martyrs have served Bharat with the highest commitment and bravery, and they have now died for their country. She wrote on Twitter, "My prayers to the Almighty to give strength for their families and friends to bear with this loss."
The President of the Congress, Mallikarjun Kharge, has also taken to the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to express his sincerest condolences to the families of the fallen heroes.
"During an encounter with terrorists in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir, two courageous members of our armed forces, together with a District Superintendent of Police, have given their lives as the ultimate sacrifice. The news of their passing has left us in a state of profound grief. Our most sincere sympathies go out to the loved ones of our fallen heroes. He wrote in a tweet that "India stands united against terrorism."
Omar Abdullah, a former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and the current leader of the National Conference, sent his condolences and strength to the families of those who were killed in the encounter.
"The very worst possible news is coming from J&K. In an encounter that took place today in the Kokernag area of South Kashmir, a colonel from the Indian Army, a major from the Indian Army, and a J&K Police DYSP all made the supreme sacrifice. In a confrontation with terrorists, Deputy Superintendent Police Officer Humayan Bhat, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Colonel Manpreet Singh gave their life. According to a tweet posted by Omar Abdullah, "May their souls rest in peace and may their loved ones find strength during this difficult time."
Ghulam Nabi Azad, a former leader of the Congress party and a leading politician in Kashmir, has also offered prayers for the departed souls of those who were killed.
An engagement that took place at Kokernag today resulted in the loss of Army Colonel Manpreet Singh, Army Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Humayan Bhat. It is pretty tough to take this horrible news. He wrote in a tweet, "My heart goes out to their families who may find it difficult to collect the courage and strength to mourn this loss. I also pray for the souls of the martyr's who gave themselves for our better and more secure tomorrow!" "My heart goes out to their families who may find it difficult to gather the courage and fortitude to accept this loss.