Two Militants Killed in Sunjwan Encounter

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in the Sunjwan encounter in Jammu that broke out during the wee hours on Friday. The gunfight led to injuries o four security personnel, reports reaching from Jammu said.

The operation was launched after the militants hiding in the Sunjwan area, near the army station, attacked the CISF.

By now, two militants holed up at Sunjwan stand killed.

Police Chief, Dilbagh Singh told reporters that the militants were planning a major attack. “The aim was to inflict maximum casualties on security forces,” Singh said, adding that the gunfight started with the attack on the CISF bus in which an ASI was killed and two of his colleagues were injured.

Additional Director General of Police of Jammu Mukesh Singh told reporters that the encounter started when the police’s Special Operations Group and the CRPF launched a joint search operation in the area. “We had inputs about terrorists planning something (on the eve of the prime minister’s visit). A cordon was laid based on input and the search party came under fire, resulting in the death of a security jawan and injuries to four others,” Singh, who rushed to the scene of the encounter, told reporters.

Later two heavily armed militants were killed.

Reports said various security forces personnel, including two cops, were injured and taken to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital. Authorities have snapped mobile Internet services and schools in the area have been closed as a matter of precaution.

The attack came two days ahead of Prime Minister’s visit to Pali village.

Reports said right now the police and paramilitary military forces are busy searching the spot after the killing of two militants.

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