Jammu: Security forces have gunned down four terrorists in a fierce gun battle on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Nagrota area, here on the city outskirts.
“Four terrorists have been neutralized and one Police Constable injured in an encounter at Ban Toll Plaza, Jammu with Police, CRPF and Army,” IGP Jammu wrote on his Twitter Handle.
He further wrote that the area is being sanitized.
Meanwhile, two SOG men of J&K Police were also injured in a gunfight with a group of militants in Nagrota area.
The gunfight which according to the officials, started around 0500 hours, led to the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway.
“The gun battle started near the toll plaza in the Ban area of Nagrota when some terrorists opened fire at police and paramilitary forces,” they said.
The militants, they said, were hiding in a vehicle.
The operation was later joined by the Army while in the initial phase of the gunfight, two SOG personnel were injured who were later hospitalized.
The injured have been identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal, Ramban.
Both have been admitted in GMC Jammu with injuries on neck and their condition is said to be stable.
However, reliable sources told UNI that the terrorists neutralised were of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist outfit and might have infiltrated recently from across the international border.