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Security forces killed four terrorists in an encounter in Sidhra, Jammu-Kashmir

Updated: December 28, 2022 2:47 pm

An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Sidhra area adjoining Jammu city. Four terrorists have been killed in this encounter. The bodies of the four terrorists have been recovered and weapons have also been found. Police, CRPF and Army teams are present on the spot. Right now a search operation is being conducted in the concerned area. It is noteworthy that a few days ago, there was a suspected grenade attack on the police post in Sidhra.

According to the information, the policemen stopped the truck number JK 18- 1226 for investigation at around 7.30 am at the block near Sidhra bridge. Seeing the police, the driver fled from the spot. At the same time, other people sitting in the truck started firing. After this the encounter started. Four terrorists have been killed in this. The bodies of all four have been recovered. Seven AK 47, three pistols and an M4 rifle have also been found from the spot. It is being said that the truck is registered in the name of Ghulam Mohammad Khan of Kulgam in the Kashmir Valley.

It is noteworthy that terrorists hurled a grenade at the police post near the Sidhra bridge on late night of December 6. The attack was carried out targeting the policemen present on the bridge. However, the attackers missed and the grenade landed between a nearby electric pole and a tree. Shrapnel marks were found on the pillar.

DGP Dilbag Singh said that the terrorists were going towards the valley from the highway connecting Jammu with Srinagar. There is also a possibility of these people having weapons on a large scale, which can be known only after investigation. A police officer said that usually the movement of trucks starts from 12 noon itself, but this truck was stopped by the police seeing suspicion. After being stopped by the policemen, the driver made the excuse of passing urine and fled. Meanwhile from inside the truck firing started. Responding to this, the security forces killed four terrorists. He said that these terrorists used weapons on a large scale against security forces.

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