Jammu Highway shutdown after encounter breaks out at toll plaza, 4 terrorists killed

Srinagar: An encounter broke out at the Ban toll plaza in Jammu’s Nagrota where security forces laid a search operation upon receiving information about suspected terrorists hiding at the location. Four terrorists have been gunned down in the encounter on Thursday morning.]

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The gunfight went on for several hours while the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed by the security forces. Officials suspect there were 3-4 terrorists in the area.

As the security forces laid a search operation near the Ban toll plaza, during the checking of vehicles, a group of terrorists opened fire on the forces. The terrorists fled towards the forest area and soon the encounter began at 5 am.

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Officials have said all 4 terrorists have been killed in the encounter near Ban Toll Plaza. Security has been tightened in Nagrota along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

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Last week two Al-Badr militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. During a search operation as the presence of the militants got ascertained, they were given the opportunity to surrender. However, the militants fired indiscriminately upon the search party, prompting retaliation by the security forces.

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