Srinagar, Jan 15: Six terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammed’s suicide squad were gunned down on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and paramilitary forces, officials said.
“A group of militants was spotted infiltrating from Pakistan into India near Dulanja area of border town Uri — some 120 km from here”, news agency IANS quoted Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia was saying.
The infiltrating militants opened fire at the forces, ensuing into a fierce gun battle that left five militants dead, Col Kalia said.
“Two more dead bodies of terrorists recovered from encounter site taking the total to 6,” Shesh Paul Vaid, DGP, Jammu and Kashmir Police poted on Twitter, followed by a clariefication that five bodies have been recovered and the sixth is being searched.
Police sources here said all the deceased militant were Pakistan nationals.