Encounter breaks out in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir

Acting on a tip off, police and security forces personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Thanamandi forest belt in the district.

Published: 06th August 2021 01:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2021 01:52 PM   |  A+A-

Army jawans stand guard during an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir

Representational image (File photo| PTI)


JAMMU: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday, officials said.

"It is a group of three to four terrorists of which two are foreign terrorists," Additional Director General of Police, (ADGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh said, adding that "we feel they have moved from Kashmir to this side".

Security forces were tracking a group of militants in the forest belts of the district for the past one month through digital surveillance, he said.

"Today, we got inputs from Thanamandi and contact was established with the terrorists, resulting in an encounter in the forest belt," Singh said.

The operation was going on when reports last came in from the area, the officials said.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajouri Sheema Nabi Qasba, who is supervising the operation, confirmed that there was exchange of fire .


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