Four Pak terrorists killed, two cops hurt

Grant Boone
November 21, 2020

Four Pakistani suicide bombers of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces at Ban near the strategic headquarters of the Indian Army's 16 Corps at Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

The encounter began at 5am this morning when a group of terrorists moving towards Srinagar when they were cornered at the toll plaza near Nagrota.

The gunbattle erupted at 4.20am local time (22:50 GMT on Wednesday) after the truck in which the suspected rebels were travelling was intercepted by security personnel near a toll plaza, paramilitary force spokesman Moses Dinakaran said.

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He further wrote that the area is being sanitized.

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He said J&K Police and other security and intelligence agencies were closely tracking the movement of the terrorists after receiving credible inputs that a group of terrorists, along with arms and ammunition, was most likely to infiltrate into the Indian territory.

"Our security forces have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism".

In a message to the public of Jammu and Kashmir, the Lt Governor said that the government and the security forces are working day and night to lay the foundation of its progressive and peaceful future and said that no outside forces can derail us from our mission.

CRPF and police personnel moved to search the vehicle and came under fire of the terrorists hiding in the truck.They retaliated resulting in an encounter.

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