Four terrorists affiliated with the Pakistani terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad have been killed in an encounter close to Nagrota in Jammu district, safety officers stated on Thursday.
Two policemen of the Special Operations Group have been injured in the alternate of fireside, the officers stated.
The encounter broke out at round 4.50 am at Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar freeway following particular enter, Jammu zone inspector basic of police Mukesh Singh stated.
“A truck ferrying the terrorists was checked at the toll plaza because we had intelligence inputs. The driver fled from the spot and as soon as a joint team of police and CRPF officials started checking the vehicle, they met with heavy firing,” Singh stated.
The terrorists additionally lobbed grenades on safety forces, he stated. “The truck caught fire after few grenades exploded inside it,” Singh stated.
“In the exchange of fire, four terrorists were eliminated and two constables were injured. The area is now being sanitised,” he stated.
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 have been admitted in GMC Jammu with bullet accidents and their situation is alleged to be steady, the official stated.
Several incriminating supplies and ammunition, together with eleven AK-47 rifles, three pistols, 29 stay grenades, six UBGL grenades, cellphones, compass, pithy baggage, have been recovered from the slain terrorists, he added.
The 4 terrorists have been affiliated with the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the IGP stated. “It appeared that they got a process to hold out a serious terror strike, “ he added.
A senior police official, talking on situation of anonymity, stated 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 night time. “However, forces eliminated them in a swift operation,” the official stated.
The Jammu IGP stated that because the announcement of the schedule for District Development Council (DDC) polls, safety forces have been receiving intelligence inputs of potential infiltration by Pakistan-based terrorists.
“For the last few days, Pakistan has increased attempts to infiltrate militants into this side and to disturb the elections for which the process is on. In this context, Jammu Police and security forces have done a good job by neutralising four Pakistanis (militants). Their aim was to come to Kashmir to disturb the election process,” Singh stated.
In Srinagar, IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar stated the 4 terrorists have been on their approach to the Kashmir valley to disturb the DDC polls scheduled later this month, as Pakistan has been making an attempt to trigger hassle in the political course of.
DDC polls can be held from November 28 to December 22. Results can be declared on December 22.
These polls would be the first main political exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 final yr, when the Centre revoked the particular standing of the erstwhile state underneath Article 370 of the Constitution and cut up it into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
(With Agency inputs)