JAMMU: 4 terrorists had been neutralized in a gunfight with the security forces in a locality near a military camp on the outskirts of Jammu early Friday, officials said. One security force legitimate become also killed, while four more sustained accidents inside the operation, the police stated.
The encounter in Sunjwan befell amid heightened safety preparations in Jammu and Kashmir, days in advance of top Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Samba district.
Central commercial safety force (CISF) officials said a bus carrying 15 employees for their morning shift got here under attack at 4.25 am close to the Chaddha camp. A senior reliable of the paramilitary force stated the terrorists fired at the bus and lobbed grenades, killing Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) S P Patil and injuring others.
Extra Director preferred of Police of Jammu Mukesh Singh stated they come upon started while the police’s special Operations institution and the CRPF released a joint seek operation in the location.
He stated one safety pressure personnel was killed and 4 more suffered accidents within the gunfight.
A seek operation changed into launched on particular facts about the presence of at least two heavily-armed terrorists, possibly belonging to the Pakistan-based totally Jaish-e-Mohammed (jem) outfit, in a vicinity adjoining to the sprawling Sunjwan army station to carry out a primary strike inside the town, the officials stated.
They said the terrorists hurled a grenade and opened fire at the seek parties who retaliated, triggering a gunfight.
Reinforcements have been rushed to the area and an operation is under to neutralize the terrorists, the officials said.
On February 10 in 2018, three jem terrorists stormed the Sunjwan military camp and within the subsequent gunfight, seven individuals, inclusive of six soldiers, were killed. All the three terrorists have been also gunned down.
On countrywide Panchayati Raj Day on April 24, the prime minister is scheduled to visit Pali village, 17 km from here, to address a meeting.
This will be Modi’s first go to Jammu and Kashmir apart from borders for the reason that abrogation of the special popularity of the erstwhile country and its bifurcation in August 2019.
He had celebrated Diwali with military jawans on October 27, 2019, in Rajouri and on November 3, 2021, in Nowshera zone in the Jammu division