Nagrota Encounter: 4 terrorists killed, policeman injured in the shoot-out
Nagrota Encounter: 4 terrorists killed, forces shut down Jammu-Srinagar highway
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.
#WATCH Jammu and Kashmir: An encounter is underway near Ban toll plaza in Nagrota, Jammu. Security tightened, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed. More details awaited.
(Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/PYI1KI0ykH
— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
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.
Explosion in the truck intercepted by security forces near Ban Toll Plaza; in the encounter that ensued, 4 terrorists were neutralized pic.twitter.com/evG2OcH92r
— DD News (@DDNewslive) November 19, 2020
The police said that it is likely that the terrorists were “planning a big attack” as they were headed towards the Kashmir valley.
— IGP Jammu (@igpjmu) November 19, 2020
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.