Nagrota encounter: PM congratulates forces for thwarting major attack on 26/11 anniversary

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The Indian agencies had solid intelligence input that four terrorists would be coming to carry out an attack hiding in a truck

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the four terrorists killed in the Nagrota encounter on Thursday, November 19, had planned a major attack on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

He held a review meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and the top intelligence establishment in the light of the encounter and congratulated the security personnel for thwarting the attempt.

The Pakistani terrorists were hiding in an apple truck. The Indian agencies had solid intelligence input that four terrorists would be coming to carry out an attack hiding in a truck, according to India Today. The gunfight went on for several hours while the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed by the security forces.

“Neutralising of four terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicates that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted,” PM Modi tweeted. 11 AK-47 rifles, three pistols and 29 grenades have been recovered from them, reported Hindustan Times.

"Our security forces have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism. Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir," PM Modi tweeted.

The encounter started at around 5 am after the truck in which terrorists were travelling was intercepted by security forces personnel near the Ban toll plaza in Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu city, on the highway during a routine check, officials said.

Image Credit: Greaterkashmir.com

 

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