Anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri called off day after four terrorists killed, weapons recovered
Police on Thursday night called off its anti-terror operation in Rajouri hills in Jammu and Kashmir, where four terrorists were killed in an operation on Wednesday
Jammu: Police on Thursday night called off its anti-terror operation in Rajouri hills in Jammu and Kashmir, where four terrorists were killed in an operation on Wednesday.
"Police tonight (Friday) called off its area sanitisation operation at the site of yesterday's (Wednesday) encounter in Sunderbani. A huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging to the militants were recovered from the area," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Rajouri district Yougal Manhas told PTI.
The bodies of the militants were also buried on Thursday after legal formalities, the officer said.
The four terrorists, who were part of a suicide squad, were killed in a day-long encounter with security forces in the Sunderbani area on Wednesday.
The fidayeen, or suicide attackers, had infiltrated into the Indian territory from across the Line of Control (LoC) about four-five days ago, prompting security forces to launch a search operation in the area.
Authorities had ordered the closure of educational institutions in the Sunderbani tehsil in view of the search operation.
This is the second major terror incident in the Jammu region this year after Sunjuwan army camp attack in which five armymen, civilian and four terrorists were killed on 10 February.
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