Terrorists Neutralised In Jammu’s Sidhra Following Encounter

Jammu: A few terrorists have been neutralised in the encounter in the Sidhra area of Jammu on Wednesday morning, police said.

According to the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh, the exact number of terrorists killed will be known only after the fire is doused and a search is carried out in a truck they were travelling on.

“The encounter is over. Two-three terrorists were there. There could be more. They were heavily armed. They have been neutralised,” said ADGP Singh.

Talking about the operation, the ADGP said that in view of Republic Day, the Border Security Forces are on alert and today in the morning they noticed an unusual movement of a truck.

“We noticed an unusual movement of a truck and followed it. The truck was stopped at Sidhra in Jammu where the driver managed to flee. When the truck was searched terrorists were hiding inside and fired on the personnel. The retaliatory firing was done. The truck is still on fire,” added ADGP.

Earlier on Monday, an over-ground worker of terrorists was arrested from the subdivision Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch in a joint search operation by police and the Indian Army on Sunday, according to officials.

The police recovered one pistol along with some ammunition from his possession.

The police said that the arrested terrorist associate was a resident of Salwa and identified as Tayab Khan who was asked to stop by the security forces while he was coming from a forest area.

On December 25, terrorists opened fire targeting a civilian in Shopian.

The incident took place at Heerpora area of Shopian. Senior police officers rushed to the spot on receiving the information.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, preliminary investigation has revealed that the terrorists had fired on a civilian, identified as Waseem Ahmad Wani, a resident of Burihalan Heerpora area of Shopian in South Kashmir.

(With ANI inputs)

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