Kathua: One terrorist killed, operation going on, says ADGP Jain

Jammu, Jun 11  : A terrorist was killed on Tuesday after a gunfight broke out between security forces and terrorists, who reportedly attacked a house at Saida village in Kathua’s Hiranagar sector near International Border.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a massive search operation was conducted to trace the terrorists, who fled into the nearby forests after opening fire near Saida village in Hiranagar area of Kathua district.

“Gunshots were reportedly heard by villagers in Hiranagar area of Kathua. Police rushed to the spot after being informed by villagers,” Police said.

According to a police statement, at least three terrorists fired at security personnel near Saida Sukhal near Koota mode under police station Hiranagar.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Anand Jain informed that one terrorist killed and a massive combing operation is going on.

Meanwhile, the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a local Member of Parliament, also confirmed that one terrorist has been neutralized in an ongoing operation.

“I am in continuous online contact with DC Kathua Rakesh Minhas in the wake of terrorist attack on a house in village Saida in Hiranagar sector close to the International Border. I am also in touch with SSP Kathua Anayat Ali Choudhary who is on the spot. The owner of the house that was attacked (name not to be disclosed) is also in touch on mobile phone. Joint police & para military operation is going on. One terrorist neutralised so far. I and my office are in constant touch and keeping a close watch on the developments,” Dr Singh said in a social media post.

The fresh terror attack in Jammu region came merely a day after terrorists targeted a pilgrims bus in Reasi district in which nine people including a minor were killed and 41 others were injured—(KNO)

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