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Rajouri: Defence minister Rajnath Singh to visit Rajouri on Saturday | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI/JAMMU: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu & Kashmir’s Rajouri on Saturday where five Army personnel were killed and one major-rank officer was wounded in a blast triggered by terrorists.
The defence minister will visit Rajouri today, official sources said.
According to officials, Rajnath is likely to reach Jammu by 11 am and visit Rajouri accompanied by Army chief General Manoj Pande and briefed on the operation underway in Kandi forest area.
Rajouri encounter: Terrorist killed, top Army commander reviews anti-terror operation
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Army’s Northern Command, Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi reviewed the ongoing anti-terror operation in J&K’s Rajouri district in which one terrorist was killed on Saturday.
Five soldiers were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the terrorists in the Kandi forests of Rajouri district.
Gunfire contact was established with the terrorists again on Saturday as firing exchanges continued between the Army and the hiding terrorists.
LeT militant killed in encounter in J&K’s Baramulla
A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
After receiving information about the presence of militants in the Karhama Kunzer area of Baramulla, a cordon and search operation was launched, a police official said.
It turned into an encounter after militants fired upon the forces who retaliated. One militant was killed in the exchange of fire, the official said.

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