4 terrorists affiliated with the Pakistani terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad had been killed in an encounter close to Nagrota in Jammu district, safety officers mentioned on Thursday.
Two policemen of the Particular Operations Group had been injured within the trade of fireplace, the officers mentioned.
The encounter broke out at round four.50 am at Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar freeway following particular enter, Jammu zone inspector common of police Mukesh Singh mentioned.
“A truck ferrying the terrorists was checked on the toll plaza as a result of we had intelligence inputs. The driving force fled from the spot and as quickly as a joint group of police and CRPF officers began checking the automobile, they met with heavy firing,” Singh mentioned.
The terrorists additionally lobbed grenades on safety forces, he mentioned. “The truck caught fireplace after few grenades exploded inside it,” Singh mentioned.
“Within the trade of fireplace, 4 terrorists had been eradicated and two constables had been injured. The world is now being sanitised,” he mentioned.
The injured constables have been recognized as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor in Jammu district and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal in Ramban district. They’ve been admitted in GMC Jammu with bullet accidents and their situation is claimed to be steady, the official mentioned.
A number of incriminating supplies and ammunition, together with eleven AK-47 rifles, three pistols, 29 stay grenades, six UBGL grenades, cellphones, compass, pithy baggage, had been recovered from the slain terrorists, he added.
The 4 terrorists had been affiliated with the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the IGP mentioned. “It appeared that they got a job to hold out a serious terror strike, “ he added.
A senior police official, talking on situation of anonymity, mentioned that the terrorists had infiltrated from throughout the worldwide border in Jammu area earlier than boarding a Kashmir sure truck on Pathankot-Jammu nationwide freeway the previous evening. “Nonetheless, forces eradicated them in a swift operation,” the official mentioned.
The Jammu IGP mentioned that because the announcement of the schedule for District Improvement Council (DDC) polls, safety forces have been receiving intelligence inputs of doable infiltration by Pakistan-based terrorists.
“For the previous few days, Pakistan has elevated makes an attempt to infiltrate militants into this facet and to disturb the elections for which the method is on. On this context, Jammu Police and safety forces have achieved a very good job by neutralising 4 Pakistanis (militants). Their intention was to come back to Kashmir to disturb the election course of,” Singh mentioned.
In Srinagar, IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar mentioned the 4 terrorists had been on their strategy to the Kashmir valley to disturb the DDC polls scheduled later this month, as Pakistan has been attempting to trigger bother within the political course of.
DDC polls shall be held from November 28 to December 22. Outcomes shall be declared on December 22.
These polls would be the first main political exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 final 12 months, when the Centre revoked the particular standing of the erstwhile state below Article 370 of the Structure and break up it into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
(With Company inputs)