Army Assault Dog Zoom Wounded During Encounter With Militants

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Srinagar, 12th October 2022: The Indian Army’s assault dog, Zoom, was injured during an encounter between militants and security forces in Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), on 10th October.


According to the Indian Express, after receiving information about the presence of terrorists, security forces launched a cordon and a search operation in the Tangpawa area of the south Kashmir district late Sunday night. Zoom, the canine soldier, was sent inside the house where the militants were suspected to be holed up on Monday morning. However, after locating and attacking the militants, he was critically injured by two bullet wounds. Despite being wounded, the canine continued to attack the militants, assisting in efforts to neutralise them, according to the Army. Zoom was airlifted to the Army’s Veterinary Hospital in Srinagar, where he is being treated.


The news was also shared across multiple social media platforms, including announcements from the Chinar Corps – Indian Army official Twitter handle. Citizens across the country have shown their support and gratitude to the four-legged soldier through the comment section, which is suffused with good wishes and prayers.