4 terrorists killed in a gun battle in Jammu’s Nagrota
On Thursday, in the Ban area of Nagrota, Jammu-Srinagar national highway, around 5 am a gunbattle started near the toll plaza.
As reported, four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad were killed by security forces in a gunfight near Nagrota town in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir. Officials state that in the gun battle a policeman also got injured.
Kuldeep Raj 32-year-old, Officer of the Special Operations Group of Akhnoor in Jammu district got injured in the gunfight. At the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu, he is being treated for the injuries on the neck and reported that his condition is stable.
Mukesh Singh, inspector general of police of Jammu zone, told, “In the exchange of fire four terrorists were eliminated. Terrorists lobbed grenades on security forces during checking. The truck also caught fire and a few grenades also exploded inside it during the exchanges.”
As per officials, the terrorists were travelling in the truck on their way to Kashmir. “It was put to check by the policemen at the toll plaza because we had intelligence inputs with us,” said one of the officers.
A senior officer mentions that the JeM terrorists seem to have adopted the similar modus-operandi of insinuating from across the international border in Jammu region, prior to boarding a Kashmir-bound truck on Pathankot-Jammu national highway the previous night.
He said, “However, forces eliminated them in a swift operation.” He also said that the terrorists most probably entered through fresh insinuation from the Samba sector.
The gunfight on Thursday seemed similar to this year, 31st January encounter when a group of terrorists opened fire at a joint party of police and CRPF at the Ban toll plaza; three terrorists were killed and a policeman was injured, said Shivnandan Singh, a spokesperson of the Central Reserve Police Force.