Security forces on high alert in Jammu as militants escape during encounter


Security forces and police have stepped up operations to track down the terrorists, who managed to escape the cordon after an exchange of gunfire in Rajouri district, sources said.

Security forces on Sunday located a group of 2-3 terrorists in the forest area of ​​Sojan in Samote in Rajouri and laid siege to neutralize them, they said.

The terrorists fired on security forces during the cordon and search operation (CASO) but managed to escape using heavy rain and bad weather as cover, they said.

Forces have now stepped up the operation to hunt down the terrorists, who may be trying to find new targets in the area, they said.

Security forces and police were placed on high alert due to the movement of two suspicious people around the town of Rajouri, particularly around the security force area on Tuesday, they said.

The agencies also spotted two suspicious people, including one carrying a bag, in CCTV footage, they said.

On August 11, two terrorists attacked a military camp in Rajouri, killing four soldiers in a pre-dawn suicide attack that marked the return of fidayeen to Jammu and Kashmir after more than three years.

The two terrorists, believed to belong to the Pakistani group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), were shot dead after a shootout that lasted more than four hours.

On May 8, a terrorist was killed as the army foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Laam area of ​​Rajouri district. There were several explosions in Rajouri district in April and May.

Police had dismantled two LeT modules that had been instrumental in carrying out terrorist acts and transporting weapons dropped by drones from Pakistan to the Kashmir Valley. They arrested five members of two terrorist modules.

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