On Thursday a major encounter broke out between terrorist and BSF troops in the early hours near Ban Toll Plaza in the Nagrota area of Jammu district. The encounter lasted for three hours in which the four terrorist were eliminated.
The foreign secretary and top intelligence officials also attended the meeting. Sources said the investigation so far has indicated that the terrorists were plotting a strike on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, who were hiding in a truck. Two policemen were injured during the gunfight and the driver managed to escape. The police said it is likely that the terrorists were “planning a big attack” and that they were headed towards the Kashmir valley where local elections are due later this month.
The encounter started at around 5 am after the truck in which terrorists were travelling was intercepted by security forces personnel near the Ban toll plaza in Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu city, on the highway during a routine check, officials said.
“Our security forces have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism. Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir,” PM Modi tweeted.