SRINAGAR: Terrorists fired at a police patrol and wounded a constable at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar whereas heavy gunfire was reported after forces cornered a gaggle of 3-4 terrorists holed up within the woods of Kandra Hill in Rajouri district on Sunday—amid a firewall of safety in J&Ok on the eve of Independence Day.
Police mentioned constable Sarfaraz Ahmad of Batote in Ramban was wounded within the assault. His situation is acknowledged to be steady.
Sources mentioned a Pakistani and two different terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had been hiding within the congested locality they usually escaped after attacking the patrol. Their getaway scooter, an AK-47 rifle and two grenades had been seized later throughout a combing operation.
Police mentioned they couldn’t have gone very far and can be caught quickly.
Based on Jammu division extra DGP Mukesh Singh, a shootout broke out in Rajouri’s Kandra Hill after a joint staff of J&Ok police and Military’s Rashtriya Rifles got here throughout terrorists taking cowl within the forest. Extra particulars are awaited.
Sources mentioned these may very well be terrorists who had entered from Pakistan after the fidayeen-style assault on a army camp in Rajouri on August 11 that left 4 troopers useless. Two attackers had been additionally killed.
(With inputs from Sanjay Khajuria in Jammu)