Jammu, July 08: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was among five soldiers killed while as many others were injured in a militant attack in Kathua district on Monday.

Officials sources told that militant carried out the attack on army convoy near Badnota area of the district, leaving four soldiers including a JCO dead while six others were injured who are undergoing treatment. Later one of them succumbed to injuries, he said.

Soon after the attack, reinforcement of Police and army were rushed to the area and a massive cordon and search operation have been launched to nab the attackers, they said. Also, the army rushed elite para groups through two choppers.

Official sources told that the elite soldiers group were air dropped in Mandli Sector close to the area where militants ambushed the army convoy. Further details are awaited.(GNS)