Highlights

  • Jawan killed, 9 injured in an encounter in J&K: police
  • Encounter took place near Jammu's Sunjwan Army camp
  • Encounter broke out during search operation by security personnel

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The encounter in Sunjwan took place amid heightened security arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir, two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Samba district.

Two terrorists and a security personnel were killed after terrorists targeted a CISF bus leading to a gunfight near an Army camp on the outskirts of Jammu early Friday, officials said.

Nine security personnel were also injured in the gunfight, they said.

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials said a bus carrying 15 personnel for their morning shift came under attack at 4.25 am near the Chaddha camp in Sunjwan area.

The police, however, say that the gunfight broke out after a joint cordon and search operation was launched in the area based on intelligence inputs. Additional Director General of Police of Jammu Mukesh Singh said that ammunition recovered from the militants suggest they were planning a suicide attack

The encounter in Sunjwan took place amid heightened security arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir, two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Samba district.

Authorities suspended classes in all private and government schools in the vicinity and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure besides suspending the mobile internet services, the officials said.

Meanwhile, 4 militants were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

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Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Yousuf Kantroo, one of the longest-surviving militants in the Valley, was gunned down in the operation last began on Thursday morning.

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