Sep, 28, 2023 CNI News Kokernag: The Security Force believe that the charred body belongs to the terrorist, supported by clothing patterns and other evidence, which is why a DNA test is underway. Simultaneously, efforts are being made to locate the body of the soldier, identified via drone in a separate location, along with pursuit of the second terrorist.
The intense gunbattle between the militants and security forces in Kokernag’s Gadoole area enters into the 6th day today. Yesterday, security forces recovered a charred body near a cave hideout where the encounter is underway.
In a latest update about the body, it is reported that security forces believe that the charred body found near the encounter site belongs to one of the militants who are hiding in a cave. The DNA test is underway and the update will be shared soon.
The security forces are also making efforts to locate the body of the soldier, identified via drone in a separate location, along with the pursuit of the second militant.
An official while talking about the encounter update said, ”the Kokernag operation stands out as one of the most technologically advanced operations of our time”.
The massive operation in the Gadoole area began on Wednesday after militants killed Army Colonel Manpreet Singh (CO 19RR), Major Ashish Dhonchak, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Humayun Bhat while injuring two troops during an earlier encounter with a joint team of police and army. Later, one of the soldiers passed away from his injuries.
Lt. Gen. Dwivedi, the Northern Commander of the army, and other officers visited the site of the gunfight earlier to assess the operational situation.