On the 19th of November, four militants were killed during a gunfight in Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to sources, unidentified terrorists infiltrated the area of Jammu and Kashmir through the Samba sector. The Jammu and Kashmir police had prior information about the militants who were travelling to Kashmir in a truck.
The militants were suspected to have a big attack plan and were heading toward Kashmir.
The gunfight broke out between the police and the militants during the early hours around 5:00 A.M., on the 19th of November.
The Jammu and Kashmir police said the terrorists were heavily armed. Shridhar Patil, the SSP of Jammu district police said, “Around 5:00 A.M., some terrorists opened fire at security forces near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota area. They were hiding in a vehicle.”
The police recovered 11 AK-47 rifles, three pistols and 29 grenades from the truck.
Mukesh Singh, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Jammu Zone said, the truck driver of the vehicle is absconding. They further added, “we’re looking for him. It’s possible that they were planning a big attack. It is one of the largest seizures of its kind in the recent past, It’s unprecedented. It’s possible that they were targeting the DDC (District Development Council) election. However, we’re investigating.”
The terrorists were suspected to be the members of Jaish e Mohammed, but official announcement about their identity is yet to be made.
While four militants died during the gunfight, two SOGs personnel were injured who were later hospitalized.
The Defence Spokesperson Lt. Colonel Devender Anand said army troops have also joined the operation.
The operation is underway and the area of the gunfight has been cordoned off. The police have sanitized the area and an investigation is underway.
In addition, the Jammu Srinagar National Highway has been filled with high security and vehicular movement has been suspended.
More details awaited.
Stay tuned for further updates.