Heartbreaking to see Army personnel lose lives in line of duty: Mehbooba

A militant has also been killed in the encounter that started on Wednesday.

Srinagar: Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday expressed grief over the killing of four soldiers in an encounter with militants in Rajouri area of Jammu and Kashmir.

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“Terrible news from Rajouri where 4 army personnel including 2 officers have laid down their lives in the line of duty. While condemning the continuing efforts to spread militancy into hitherto peaceful areas of Pir Panchal region I send my sincere condolences to the families of those who offered the ultimate sacrifice today,” Abdullah, the vice president of National Conference, posted on X late on Wednesday.

Mehbooba said it was heartbreaking to see officers and jawans lose their lives in the line of duty.

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“Heartbreaking to see officers & jawans lose their lives in the line of duty despite GOIs misleading false claims that all is well in J&K. The price of this facade is being borne by them & innocent civilians who’ve become collateral damage in unabated violence. My deepest sympathies with their families & loved ones,” the PDP president said in a post on X.

A militant has also been killed in the encounter that started on Wednesday.

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