Four terrorists travelling in a truck were killed on Thursday morning during an ongoing encounter in the Nagrota area of J&K's Jammu district, top police officials said.
Security forces have shut down the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway over the Nagrota encounter. Apart from the four terrorists killed in the Nagrota encounter, a soldier has received splinter injuries on his neck. His condition is now stable.
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They were travelling in a truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was intercepted by the police at a toll plaza near Nagrota. After they were intercepted, the heavily armed terrorists threw grenades at the police party which resulted in splinter injuries to two policemen. During the gun battle the truck caught fire.
The area has been cordoned off and additional forces have reached the spot. According to the police, the terrorists belong to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group.
This is the second such encounter on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway this year. In January, three terrorists were gunned down by the security forces. They had adopted a similar modus operandi by hiding inside a truck.