Jammu and Kashmir: Four terrorists killed in encounter between security forces, terrorists
As many as four terrorists lost their lives in an encounter between security forces and terrorists near Ban toll plaza in Jammu's Nagrota district at the Jammu and Kashmir highway, early Thursday morning. The terrorists were on their way to Kashmir from Jammu in a bus.
As many as four terrorists lost their lives in an encounter between security forces and terrorists near Ban toll plaza in Jammu's Nagrota district at the Jammu and Kashmir highway, early Thursday morning. The terrorists were on their way to Kashmir from Jammu in a bus. They were trapped on the way and were killed in gun firing from both the ends. All the terrorists belonged to JEM group.
Confirming the incident, DGP Jammu Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said, "Terrorists affiliated with JEM group have been killed at Ban toll plaza in Jammu -Kashmir Highway near Nagrota. They infiltrated from Samba Sector. The terrorists lobbed a grenade on security forces during checking."
Two SOG men of the J&K police have been injured in the gunfight, officials said. The gunfight which according to the officials started around 5 AM also led to the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway.
The officials said that the gunbattle started near the toll plaza in the Ban area of Nagrota when some militants opened fire at police and paramilitary forces. The militants, they said, were hiding in a vehicle. The Army also joined the operation, they said. In the initial phase of the gunfight, they said, two SOG personnel were injured who were later hospitalized.
The injured have been identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal Ramban. Both have been admitted to GMC Jammu with injuries on neck and their condition is said to be stable.
In a separate development, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police has stepped up vigilance and intensified checks at its borders with Delhi following the arrest of two suspected terrorists in the national capital, officials said on Wednesday. The Special Cell of Delhi Police had on Monday night held two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives near Sarai Kale Khan.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranvijay Singh said Noida shares its borders with Delhi and following such developments, the security is beefed up and checking intensified.
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