As per initial reports, the militants are believed to foreign (Pakistani) belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit.
JAMMU (J&K) —
Four unidentified militants were killed and two SoG men were injured in an early morning gunfight which broke out between government forces and militants, who were travelling in a vehicle near Ban Toll Plaza of Nagrota area in Jammu district.
As per the official statement of Central Reserve Police Force, inputs about the movement of militants from the Samba sector towards Nagrota Toll Plaza were received by CRPF and J&K Police. “They were trapped and eliminated. Total 11 AK-47 rifles have been recovered,” the statement added.
As per initial reports, the militants are believed to foreign (Pakistani) belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit. Meanwhile, two policemen from the Special Operations Group (SoG) sustained splinter injuries. However, both the cops are said to be stable after being hospitalized in GMC Jammu.
The injured in the Nagrota gunfight have been identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal, Ramban. Apart from CRPF and J&K Police, the Indian Army also joined the ‘operation’ to neutralize the militants.
Earlier, traffic on Jammu—Srinagar national highway was blocked after the gun battle ensued around 5 AM. The traffic is likely to be restored within some time.
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