2 dead including terrorist, 3 troopers injured

Vishal Sharma

One terrorist and a women was killed while four including three troopers were seriously injured after a joint camp of CRPF-Police was targeted near Karol Nallah in the Kud area of district Udhampur on Jammu-Srinagar national Highway, this afternoon.

The joint camp located near Karal Nallah in Kud area came under terror attack when a State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) bus bearing registration number JK02Y 0444 coming from Srinagar to Jammu was stopped for checking at Naka point in which the terrorist was traveling in.

As soon as the CRPF trooper entered the bus for routine checking the terrorist sitting in the bus opened the fire resulting into injuries to three persons including two ladies and the trooper. After hearing firing sounds from the bus both police and CRPF swung into action and launched the combat operation to neutralize the terrorist who was continuously firing on camp from the bus.

Though earlier the number of militants was believed to be more than one and accordingly an extensive combat operation was launched and the terrorist was gunned down within half an hour that was hiding behind a seat in the bus. As per inputs the terrorist has been identified as Tanvir Sultan of Batamaloo and has boarded the bus from Srinagar. A haul of ammunition was also recovered from his luggage which included one AK 47 riffle, 1 Mozar, 200 rounds and one hunting knife.

The critically injured were shifted to the military hospital for the treatment where one of the injured women who is resident of Nepal succumbed to the injuries. The Udhampur deputy inspector general, Surinder Kumar Gupta, said the encounter ended after the militant was killed. The three security personnel were shifted to the district hospital.

“Police and CRPF were frisking all the Jammu-bound vehicles at Kral Nallah area in Kud when they stopped a bus and during its checking, an unidentified suspected militant opened fire at them this evening,” director general of police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar told a news agency. The attack comes roughly a year after militants ambushed a Border Security Force convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur, killing two personnel and injuring a dozen soldiers.

The army captured one of the two militants who was identified as Mohammed Naved, a resident of Pakistan’s Faisalabad and only the second suspected terrorist to be captured alive after Ajmal Kasab, who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu, Danish Rana said that one terrorist has been killed even though the search operation is on.

JK Newspoint was continuously reporting on the possibility of terror attack in Jammu region and has carried a chain of stories on the same. Even in its news story published on June 9, 2016 under the title ‘Security agencies warns of ultras striking amaranth yatra’ it was mention that the ultras may target yatra on Narsoo attack pattern which is located in Chenani tehsil of district Udhampur.


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