India expresses strong concern to Pakistan High Commission official over Nagrota encounter

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An encounter between terrorists and security forces broke out in the early hours of Thursday near Ban Toll Plaza in the Nagrota area of Jammu district.

 

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday summoned Pakistan High Commission's official over the Nagrota encounter, where four terrorists were neutralised.

According to the news agency ANI report, India conveyed its strong concern to Pakistan on the terror attack, allegedly planned by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the report, the government of India stands firm and resolute in taking all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism.

In addition, a strong protest was lodged demanding Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from their territory while dismantling the terrorism infrastructure.

An encounter between terrorists and security forces broke out in the early hours of Thursday near Ban Toll Plaza in the Nagrota area of Jammu district.

Four terrorists were neutralised by the security forces, while one police constable sustained injuries during the operation.

The terrorists had been in touch with their handlers in Pakistan over smartphones manufactured by Q Mobile, a Pakistani company. They were carrying medicines manufactured in Karachi, and wore shoes made in Pakistan.

Police have recovered 11 AK assault rifles, 24 magazines and 7.5 kg of RDX along with 20 m of IED wire and six detonators, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), 29 grenades, five rifle grenades, three pistols with six magazines, a wireless set and a GPS.

According to the Indian Express reports, the terrorists crossed the International Border in Jammu and were met by a courier in a truck at a pre-designated spot on the national highway south of Samba.

The truck was supposed to ferry them to Kashmir but was stopped at the Ban toll naka in Jammu, based on specific inputs generated by intelligence agencies. When the police tried to check the truck, the terrorists opened fire, leading to two injuries among the policemen. In the gunfight that followed, all four terrorists were killed.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla along with the top intelligence establishment over the Nagrota encounter.

Union Minister and former Army Chief General VK Singh had said terror encounter in the Nagrota was an attempt by Pakistan to disrupt the upcoming District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

With inputs from Agency

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