Two terrorists believed to be fidayeen security forces have killed attackers in a gunfight near an Army camp on the outskirts of Jammu on Friday morning.

A paramilitary force official was also martyred. Ten others were injured after terrorists targeted a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) bus leading to a gunfight in the Sunjwan cantonment area in Jammu city. The incident occurred amid heightened security arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir just two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Samba district.

CISF officials said a bus carrying 15 personnel for their morning shift came under attack at 4.25 am near the Chaddha camp area. A senior official of the paramilitary force said the terrorists fired at the bus and lobbed grenades, killing Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of CISF, SP Patil and injuring two other bus occupants.

The force retaliated effectively. In the ensuing operation, two terrorists were killed, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, local authorities have suspended classes in all private and government schools in the vicinity and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure besides suspending the mobile internet services, the officials told News Agency.

On National Panchayati Raj Day on April 24, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Pali village, 17 km from Jammu, to address a gathering. This will be PM Modi’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir other than the borders since the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state and its bifurcation in August 2019. He had celebrated Diwali with Army jawans on October 27, 2019, in Rajouri and on November 3, 2021, in the Nowshera sector in the Jammu division.