Three terrorists have been killed in a gunfight with security forces at a toll plaza in Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu. A policeman has also sustained an injury after terrorists opened fire at the police team early this morning. The injured policeman was rushed to a hospital.
A group of 3-4 terrorists who were traveling in a truck opened fire at a police team near the toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Jammu’s Nagrota.
The encounter took place at around 5 am when terrorists were stopped for a security check at the Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar highway.
“One terrorist was killed in the morning. Two others have been neutralised in the adjoining forest area. Their bodies are being brought up to the road,” J&K director general of police Dilbagh Singh said.
Four to five terrorists were said to be in the truck. It is suspected that they might have infiltrated from Hiranagar sector in Kathua district,” he said.
An AK 47 assault rifle, some ammunition and explosives were recovered from the truck.
According to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), security personnel immediately took the position after the firing. The area has been cordoned off following the encounter and search operation has been launched.
“We have a joint post of CRPF and J&K police at the toll post,” Shivnandan said.
All schools and colleges have been closed and traffic movement has been suspended on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
This is the first terror attack in Jammu after the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir.