According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Defence, Jammu, today at around 7:30 am two suspicious individuals, tried to stop a civil vehicle at Batote on National Highway (NH) 244. The civilian did not stop the vehicle and informed Army QRT.
Security forces had already cordoned off the area and were attempting to combat the terrorists. Further details of the incident are awaited. Earlier on July 31, two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in Kanzalwan village of Gurez sector.
According to Geo News, two missiles hit a house in the area, killing five militants affiliated with Hafiz Gul Bahadur terror group. The group is a faction of Pakistan's Taliban.
Armed men killed 18 civilians in two ambushes its restive central region. Officials today said, twelve persons were killed on Wednesday as they went towards a blast that claimed a life of a soldier.
According to police records, terrorists were wanted by law for their alleged complicity in a series of terror acts including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
Upon receiving information about the militants, the security forces started a search operation in Mir Mohalla Monday evening.
"As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants, they fired triggering the ongoing gunfight," the police said.
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