Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces trace, gun down four infiltrators at Rajouri's Sunderbani area; search operation on

Four terrorists were killed in the Sunderbani area of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir as a gunfight broke out between security personnel and some terrorists, who had infiltrated from across the LoC.

The terrorists had reportedly moved into Rajouri sector four days ago and were traced to be in its Sunderbani tehsil after days of combing operations, the police said. However, combing operations are still underway in the area.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas confirmed the death of two militants on Wednesday, ANI reported. He said that all the militants were from a group that has recently infiltrated from across the border.

Amid the ongoing encounter between the security forces and the terrorists, the authorities had refuted reports of a terror attack at a CRPF camp but had ordered the closure of all educational institutions in the tehsil as a precautionary measure.

"An encounter broke out between Nowshera-Sunderbani belt after a group of infiltrator terrorists were intercepted by the security forces today," Jammu and Kashmir director general of police SP Vaid had told PTI.

He refuted reports of a terror attack by the terrorists terming them as "totally false."

CRPF spokesperson Ashish Kumar Jha also said there was no such attack on the paramilitary force camp in Sunderbani. He said the alert troops had prevented any mishap as they raised alarm in time after they detected some suspicious movement.

Giving further details, Manhas said that three bags of ammunition and explosives were recovered from outside a CRPF camp in Sunderbani.

As per the reports, a security guard manning the gate of a CRPF camp at Sodra in Sunderbani area fired some warning shots and raised an alarm after he detected some suspicious movement near the paramilitary camp.

The police and security forces had been conducting search and combing operation to track down the suspected infiltrators since four or five days in Sunderbani.

Rajouri deputy commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudary ordered the closure of all the educational institutions in Sunderbani sector in wake of the search operation.

Last night, two terrorists had entered the house of Bhushan Kumar Sharma in Bunpori-Yoginallah area in Sunderbani and had forced them to prepare food, which they had taken away along with them, the reports said.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Mar 28, 2018 18:25:32 IST

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