Srinagar: Five militants from Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide squad were killed on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and paramilitary forces, officials said.
Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said a group of militants was spotted infiltrating from Pakistan into India near Dulanja area of border town Uri — some 120 kilometres from Srinagar.
The infiltrating militants opened fire at the forces, ensuing into a fierce gun battle that left five militants dead, Colonel Kalia said.
Director General of Police SP Vaid tweeted about the operation and said four "suicidal JeM terrorists were killed in Dulanja while infiltrating, in a joint operation by (Jammu and Kashmir) Police, army and (central armed police forces) CAPF".
"Keep up the good work," he lauded the forces.
Police sources here said all the slain militant were Pakistan nationals.
Updated Date: Jan 15, 2018 20:15:54 IST