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4 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K’s Sidhra; Arms & ammunition seized

Jammu: Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in a “chance encounter” on Wednesday. The security forces intercepted a truck they were travelling in on the outskirts of Jammu.

A gunfight broke out this morning at around 7:30 am near Tawi bridge in the Sidhra bypass area along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said that four terrorists have been recovered from the truck.

“Seven AK assault rifles, one M4 rifle, three pistols and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the slain terrorists,” he said.

“A suspicious movement of a truck, that was moving towards Kashmir, was observed. It was followed and stopped near Sidhra check point, but its driver escaped on the pretext of attending the call of nature,” the ADGP said.

Getting suspicious, Singh said, police started searching the truck but came under heavy fire from inside.

An encounter ensued during which the truck caught fire, he said, adding the terrorists were killed.

The ADGP said the ultras were heavily armed and were on their way to Kashmir when they were intercepted.

He said that the truck driver has managed to escape and a search operation is on to track him.

(With inputs from PTI)

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