4 terrorists killed in Nagrota encounter, forces shut down Jammu-Srinagar highway
An encounter broke out at the Ban toll plaza in Jammu’s Nagrota where security forces laid a Naka upon receiving information about suspected terrorists hiding at the location. Four terrorists have been gunned down in the encounter on Thursday morning.
The gunfight went on for several hours while the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed by the security forces. Apart from the 4 terrorists killed in the Nagrota encounter, a soldier has received splinter injuries on his neck. His condition is now stable.
As the security forces laid a Naka near the Ban toll plaza, during the checking of vehicles, a group of terrorists opened fire on the forces. The terrorists fled towards the forest area and soon the encounter began at 5 am.
The group of terrorists on board a truck was on its way to Kashmir valley on Thursday morning. Acting on a specific input, security forces intercepted the truck near Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in the Nagrota area.
The terrorists hiding in the truck opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated and the encounter broke out. A huge cache of arms and explosives has also been recovered from the truck.
IGP Jammu has said in a tweet, “Four terrorists have been neutralized and one police constable has been injured in an encounter at Ban Toll Plaza, Jammu with police, CRPF and Army. Area is being sanitized.”
Officials have said all 4 terrorists have been killed in the encounter near Ban Toll Plaza. Security has been tightened in Nagrota along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.