2 Terrorists killed, officer dead in Jammu encounter ahead of PM’s visit

A fierce gun battle erupted between security forces and terrorists near an army installation in Jammu early Friday morning, two days ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the region. Two terrorists have been killed while a security officer has lost his life and four others injured in the shoot-out, officials said.

The encounter started after security forces launched a pre-dawn operation at the Sunjwan cantonment area in Jammu city. The police said they had information that terrorists were planning an attack in the city. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), however, said terrorists targeted a bus carrying its personnel and an Assistant Sub Inspector was killed.

“Two terrorists have been killed in the Sunjwan encounter. Terrorists holed up at Sunjwan were planning a major attack. The aim was to inflict maximum casualties on security forces,” Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh said.