Jhajjar Kotli Encounter: Three JeM Terrorists Killed, 12 Security Personnel Injured

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Jammu: Three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed and 12 security personnel injured in an encounter in Kakriyal area of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after they fired on a police party here and escaped. The operation has been concluded, informed Dr SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu.

The injured security personnel include Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohan Lal. Out of the 12 injured, five are CRPF personnel and three belong to J&K police. They have been admitted to the Narayana hospital in Katra.

The cordon and search operation to track down the terrorists was launched in the Jhajjar-Kotli forest belt in Jammu and Reasi district after the militants fired on the security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Wednesday, the officials said. The militants after the incident had fled into the forest belt of which Kakriyal is a part.

During the operation, traffic movement on the highway, between Nagrota and Jhajjar-Kotli, was suspended and schools in the area also remained closed for the day.