Three Bravehearts martyred in Anantnag Terror Attack
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed another terror attack, which claimed the lives of three army officials on Wednesday. On 13 September, Kashmir police posted about the encounter and informed about the injuries of the officers on Social Media platform 'X'. Three officers including, Major Ashish Donack, Colonel Manpreet Singh who was the commanding officer of the 19th battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, and, DSP Humayun Bhatt serving the J&K police surrendered to death during their treatment.
The officers were involved in a gunfight against the terrorists in the Garol area of Anantnag district in the early morning of Wednesday. The death of another Jawan was also confirmed, but the information of the soldiers was not known. Many politicians expressed their condolences for the death of the Bravehearts. DGP Dilbag Singh sympathized with the demise of the brave officials of the police and army. He said every loss of life is tragic and claimed that the perpetrators of the offense would be brought to justice soon. "Terrible terrible news from J&K. An army colonel, a major, and a J&K Police DYSP gave the ultimate sacrifice in an encounter in the Kokernag area of South Kashmir today. DySP Humayan Bhat, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Colonel Manpreet Singh laid down their lives in an encounter with terrorists. May their souls rest in peace & may their loved ones find strength at this difficult time," Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah showed his consolations.
The Resistance Front, a proxy group of the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba has taken responsibility for the attack. The officers think that it is the same group of militants that invaded army personnel on August 4, which led to the death of three jawans in the Halan forest area.
President of the People's Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti while presenting condolences to the grieving families said “There was no place for such acts of brutality.” People's Conference leader Sajad Gani Lone also commiserated about the death of the Brave Soldiers. Honoring the three martyred officers, BJP leader Altaf Thakur said the security forces are commissioned to uproot terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir.