- Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and leader of the AAP, was shocked by the troops' deaths and called for the harshest punishment for those "behind this cowardly attack.
- The man who was hurt is getting care at the Army Hospital in Rajouri.
The Indian Army has released the names of the five troops who were killed Thursday in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, when terrorists attacked a truck. The Army’s 16 Corps in Nagrota said that the men who died were havildar Mandeep Singh, lance naik Debashish Baswal, lance naik Kulwant Singh, sepoy Harkrishan Singh, and sepoy Sewak Singh.
“The Whitenight corps stands in solidarity with the bereaved families,” it said on Twitter.
The people who died were part of the Army’s Rashtriya Rifles unit. They were in the area to fight terrorism.
In the Rajouri sector of Jammu, terrorists fired on the vehicle they were in, killing five troops and hurting another. Efforts have been made to find out who did it, but so far no one knows for sure who did it.
The unknown attackers took advantage of the heavy rain and low vision in the area, the Army said in a statement. They also said that a grenade attack likely caused the army truck to catch fire.
People in politics sent their condolences, and many of them were shocked by what happened. Omar Abdullah, the vice president of the National Conference, posted on Twitter, “Terrible news of a terror attack in Poonch that killed 5 army jawans in the line of duty. I strongly disagree with this horrible crime and offer my condolences to the families of those who died today. May the dead’s souls rest in peace.”
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and leader of the AAP, was shocked by the troops’ deaths and called for the harshest punishment for those “behind this cowardly attack.”
The man who was hurt is getting care at the Army Hospital in Rajouri.