Four terrorists were killed by the security forces in an encounter on Thursday morning near the Ban Toll plaza in Jammu’s Nagrota district. The firing began at around 5 AM in the morning when the militants opened fire at Police and Paramilitary forces near the toll plaza.
The four are believed to be belonging to a local terror group JEM (Jaish-e-Mohammed). They were travelling in a bus which was headed to Kashmir.
DGP of Jammu Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said, “Terrorists affiliated with JEM group have been killed at Ban toll plaza in Jammu -Kashmir Highway near Nagrota. They infiltrated from Samba Sector. The terrorists lobbed a grenade on security forces during checking.”
The officials said that the gun battle started near the toll plaza in the Ban area of Nagrota when some militants opened fire at police and paramilitary forces. The militants, they said, were hiding in a vehicle. The Army also joined the operation, they said. In the initial phase of the gunfight, they said, 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 to GMC Jammu with injuries on neck and their condition is said to be stable.