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Two Militants Killed in Military Operation in Jammu

“There were specific inputs that militants were planning to do something. It seems like they were ‘Fidayeen’ attackers.”

JAMMU — Two militants who were holed up in the Jalalabad area of Sunjawan area of Jammu have been killed during a military operation by a joint team of police and paramilitary forces, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said on Friday.

“Both the (militants) have been killed,” the top police officer of J&K told GNS.

Earlier, an Assistant Sub Inspector of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was killed and several other forces personnel including JK policemen were injured in the operation.

Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu Zone, had said that there were specific inputs that militants were planning to “do something” and based on it, a cordon was launched and “there was firing”. “Till now 2 (militants) have been killed. 2 AK-47 rifles, arms and ammunition, satellite phones (besides) some documents were recovered,” the ADGP said, adding, “It seems like they were ‘Fidayeen’ attackers. Operation is underway.”

Sources told GNS that at least eleven armed personnel were injured in the operation but official confirmation was awaited. Earlier the ADGP confirmed that one trooper was killed and four personnel were injured.

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Officials have identified personnel who was killed as ASI, S P Patel of CISF while some of the injured as police Head Constable Balraj Singh of Kathua, SPO Sahil Sharma of Akhnoor, CISF’s Parmod Patra of Odisha and Amir Soran of Assam.

The military operation comes two days ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Samba.

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