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India Summons Pakistan High Commission Official Over J&K Encounter,Conveys Strong Concern
Sources said the investigation so far has indicated that the terrorists were plotting a strike on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
India Summons Pakistan High Commission Official Over J&K Encounter, Conveys Strong Concern
New Delhi: The ministry of external affairs has summoned an official of the Pakistan high commission in Delhi over the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota where four terrorists were killed in the gun battle with the security forces on Thursday, reported the news agency ANI on Saturday.
“India conveyed strong concern to Pakistan over terror attack planned by JeM in J-K. Strong protest lodged demanding Pakistan stops supporting terrorists operating from their territory. The government of India is firm and resolute in taking all the necessary measures to safeguard national security,” ANI quoted sources as saying.
Early on Thursday, the four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in the fierce three-hour-long gun battle at the Ban toll plaza on the highway near the Nagrota town in Jammu district. In the exchange of fire two policemen of the Special Operations Group (SOG) were injured. The gunfight began after the security forces intercepted a truck carrying the terrorists.
The inspector general of police Mukesh Singh, later said that 11 AK-47 assault rifles, three pistols, 29 live grenades, six UBGL grenades, mobile phones, compass, and other ammunition were recovered from the terrorists.
Further, Mr. Singh added that the security forces were getting inputs about the possible infiltration by the Pakistani terrorist ahead of the upcoming local elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated security forces for killing the terrorists. “Neutralising of four terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicates that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted,” PM Modi tweeted.
Also, Narendra Modi held a review meeting with the Union home minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and top intelligence establishment over the Nagrota encounter.