Jammu: In a big breakthrough, the security forces gunned down three dreaded terrorists after a fierce gunfight erupted in the Sidhra area on Wednesday, according to reports coming from Jammu and Kashmir. The identity of the three slain terrorists is being ascertained, said reports. The gunfight erupted around 7.30 AM and additional reinforcements were rushed to the area to neutralise the terrorists, a J&K police official said. 

The three terrorists were intercepted near Tawi Bridge when they were travelling in a truck to Kashmir, officials said. “We noticed an unusual movement of a truck & followed it. The truck was stopped at Sidhra in Jammu where the driver managed to flee. When the truck was searched terrorists hiding inside, fired on the personnel. The retaliatory firing was done,” ADGP Mukesh Singh told reporters.

J&K | The encounter is over. 2-3 terrorists were there. There could be more, they were heavily armed. They’ve been neutralised: ADGP Mukesh Singh pic.twitter.com/VUHOuMRwD8
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2022

Confirming the incident, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh earlier said two to three terrorists were trapped in the area.

J&K | Encounter underway in Sidhra area of Jammu, firing going on, two terrorists likely on the spot: Jammu and Kashmir police pic.twitter.com/R4JCATGM65
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2022

The gunfight between terrorists and security forces began in Jammu’s Sidhra, a day after a major terror attack was averted in the Udhampur district of J&K. According to police officials, a major terror attack plan was averted when the cylindrical-shaped IED, 300-400 grams of RDX, seven 7.62 mm cartridges and five detonators were recovered in Basantgarh area.

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Police also recovered a coded sheet and letter pad page of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)  and detained a suspect.

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