Militant killed, officer among eight forces’ personnel wounded in jammu gunfight

Jammu 13 Sep 2018

A militant was killed and eight forces’ personnel, including an officer, were wounded in an ongoing gunfight with the militants in Jhajjar Kotli forests of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

An official told that SDPO Nagrota Mohan Lal Sharma, two policemen and five CRPF personnel were wounded in the gunfight which occurred after militants opened fire on a search party of the forces.

Three suspected militants who were travelling on a truck slipped into the forests after they were intercepted by the forces near a dhaba yesterday morning.

Soon, a massive search operation was launched and a high alert was sounded in the region.

Today morning, contact was again established with the militants. “Firing is going on from both sides,” said an official.

Meanwhile, police said that a militant was killed in the ongoing operation. “A militant was killed. SDPO Nagrota and some jawans of the CRPF injured. Encounter going on,” police said on Twitter.