Three terrorists were killed and 12 security personnel were injured in an encounter in Kakriyal belt of Jammu region on Thursday. A deputy superintendent of police is among the injured personnel.
The search operation for the three terrorists, who had opened fire at a jawan and a forest guard on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday, continued for the second day on Thursday. The security forces were tracking their movement in the area using helicopters and drones.
A villager from the Nagrota-Jhajar area said that the terrorists barged into his house on Wednesday. "Three terrorists entered my house at around 8 pm yesterday and threatened us not to tell anyone about them. They said they had not eaten for the past five days and took biscuits and apples from us," a local resident was quoted by news agency ANI.
"They were wearing torn clothes and were carrying weapons. They also took clothes from us. They asked us for a car and offered money but we do not have a car. Soon after they left," he added. The terrorists had fled into the forest in the area, leaving behind an AK rifle.
The truck driver and his helper were arrested, the police said.
With inputs from agencies
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