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Nagrota Encounter: 4 terrorists killed, policeman injured in the shoot-out

Nagrota Encounter: 4 terrorists killed, forces shut down Jammu-Srinagar highway

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An encounter broke out between security forces and suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. The shootout took place in the early hours at the Ban toll plaza. This is on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Jammu’s Nagrota. Security forces had laid a naka bandi on receiving information about suspected terrorists hiding in the area. The encounter lasted for three hours.

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The terrorists hiding in the truck opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated and the encounter broke out. Four terrorists were killed in the encounter. A policeman was also injured during the gunfight. A huge cache of arms and explosives has also been recovered from the truck 11 AK-47 rifles and pistols were also recovered.

The police said that it is likely that the terrorists were “planning a big attack” as they were headed towards the Kashmir valley.

This is the second such encounter on the Jammu-Srinagar National highway this year. In January three terrorists were gunned down by the security forces. They too were hiding in a truck.

Also Read: 9 Wanted Men Declared Designated Terrorists Under Anti-Terror Law: Centre

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