On Friday, the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh said that the security forces eliminated the two Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sunjwan were planning to inflict heavy damage. However, Singh added that the “intervention of intelligence agencies and security forces” helped avert major damage.
ADGP said, “With the kind of vest (IED vest) they were wearing, it is clear that they had come here to inflict heavy damage and their designs were quite nefarious, but with the timely intervention of intelligence agencies and the security forces, this major disaster has been averted.”
Briefing the incident, he said that an area in Sunjwan was cordoned based on inputs received by intelligence agencies in the wee hours of Friday.
“We maintained the cordon throughout the night. At around 4 am, terrorists tried to sneak out and attacked police personnel in which five personnel got injured,” Singh said.
Further, he added that the security forces had managed to keep the terrorists in the cordoned area, after which a search operation was launched, and both the terrorists were killed.
“We have recovered a large number of arms and ammunition and an IED vest. We’ve now cleared the site, and operation is now formally over,” ADGP said.
Security forces neutralised two terrorists during an encounter in the wee hours on Friday in Jammu’s Sunjwan area.
Two AK-47 rifles, arms and ammunition, satellite phones and some documents were recovered.