Uri encounter: Fourth Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist killed by security forces

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Baramulla, Sep 25: The security forces on Monday shot dead the fourth terrorist after a prolonged gunbattle in the Uri sector, foiling their plans to carry out a 2016-like attack on an Army base. All the four terrorists killed by the security forces belonged to dreaded Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed. 

The security forces had on Sunday killed three terrorists in a fierce gunbattle in Kashmir’s Uri Sector.

Security forces had on Sunday launched a cordon and search operation in Uri near the Line of Control in north Kashmir.

“Security personnel laid a cordon and started a search operation in the Kalgai area of Uri this morning following information about the presence of militants there,” an Army official said.

A soldier and two civilians were also injured in the encounter. Two residential houses were destroyed in the operation.

Director General of Police SP Vaid said the terrorists were planning a “suicide” attack like the one carried out on an Army base in Uri last year that left 19 soldiers dead and several others injured.

“A big tragedy has been averted. Like the suicide attack on the Army base last year, they (terrorists) had similar plans this time, but the police and the Army got the information beforehand,” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

 On September 18 last year, four terrorists attacked the Army brigade headquarters in Uri, close to the Line of Control, killing 19 soldiers before being killed.

WeForNews Bureau

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