Kashmir: Security Forces neutralise three holed up terrorists in Jammu gunfight
Jammu/UNI: Security forces on Wednesday morning neutralised three terrorists engaged in a fierce gun battle at Sidhra area in the outskirts of Jammu.
"All three terrorists engaged in the gunfight have been killed," said a senior police officer.
He said that in view of the Republic Day, the border grid was already strengthened and the movement of heavy vehicles, especially the trucks, had a fixed timing to move on the highway.
"The movement of one truck on Sidhra-Narwal bye pass was found to be unusual by the security personnel after which it was followed by the QRT and was stopped at the checkpoint on fourth bridge at Sidhra," said Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police Jammu Zone.
He said that the driver of the truck managed to flee but when the security personnel frisked the vehicle, they were fired upon, which was effectively retaliated and an encounter started.
The terrorists were heavily armed, he added.
The truck in which the terrorists were hiding, was set ablaze thus eliminating all the three terrorists, said police.
Police said that large quantities of arms and ammunition has also been found while the identities and outfit of neutralised terrorists are being ascertained.
Notably, a few days ago, a grenade blast also took place near Sidhra bridge.