J&K: 4 Terrorists killed in encounter, had plans to ‘disrupt’ DDC polls
The slain militants were members of a Jaish-e-Mohammad group that infiltrated into the Union Territory from across the International Border in Samba sector.
Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces near Ban Toll Plaza along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Nagrota on Thursday morning.
According to senior police officers, the slain militants were members of a Jaish-e-Mohammad group that infiltrated into the Union Territory from across the International Border in Samba sector.
According to Director General of Police Dalbagh Singh, the heavily armed militants had infiltrated last evening. And were on their way to Kashmir to disrupt the coming District Development Council polls and panchayat bye-elections.
The encounter began when the militants, hiding in a truck, lobbed a grenade at security personnel manning a check point around 5 am. Police and CRPF personnel deployed at Ban Toll Plaza killed two militants when they were tried to come out of the truck. During the encounter, a blast took place inside the truck. Indicating that the militants were carrying with them huge quantity of arms and ammunition.
Two personnel of Special Operation Group of Jammu Kashmir Police also injured. They were identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal Ramban. Both have been admitted in GMC Jammu and their condition was stated to be stable.
Earlier on Jan 31 2020, a group of militants had opened fire at a police team near Ban Toll Plaza. Triggering a gunfight in which three ultras were killed and a policeman was injured. They too had reportedly come from Pakistan through an underground cross border tunnel. In Samba sector which was later detected by BSF.