LAHORE   -  At least five Indian soldiers were shot and killed during a so-called search operation in District Poonch of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). 

Kashmir Media Service (KMS) said that the Indian troops were attacked when they cordoned off the Surankote area of the district and conducted a door-to-door search operation. According to the KMS, the dead Indian soldiers included a junior commissioned of­ficer and four others. Another Indian soldier also sustained inju­ries during the attack. Indian Army spokesperson Lieutenant Col­onel Davinder Anand admitted that additional Indian troops and personnel were sent to the area following the attack.