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Alert villagers help foil terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district; 2 militants killed

The terrorists had approached several houses under the pretense of asking for water

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Jasleen Kaur -- June 12th 2024 01:20 PM -- Updated: June 12th 2024 01:53 PM
Alert villagers help foil terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district; 2 militants killed

Alert villagers help foil terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district; 2 militants killed

PTC Web Desk: In a dramatic incident that unfolded in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists who opened fire in the village of Saida Sukhal late last evening were thwarted by the vigilance of local villagers. According to Anand Jain, Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, the terrorists had approached several houses under the pretense of asking for water. The alert villagers, sensing something amiss, quickly shut their doors and raised an alarm, which led the terrorists to panic.


The terrorists responded by firing randomly, injuring a civilian named Omkar Nath, who was subsequently taken to a hospital along with his wife. The swift actions of the villagers and the prompt response from the security forces were pivotal in containing the threat. The security forces cordoned off the area and engaged in an overnight encounter with the terrorists. During the confrontation, one of the terrorists was killed while attempting to throw a grenade at the police.

The search for the second terrorist extended into the morning as security forces meticulously cleared houses in the area. The operation was supervised by ADGP Anand Jain. As per information,  the body of the second terrorist killed in the encounter in Hiranagar area of Kathua following a terror attack last night has been also recovered.


In a parallel development, a second encounter was reported in Doda, where an Army base in the Chattargala area came under attack late last night. Terrorists opened fire on a joint party of the police and Rashtriya Rifles, injuring five soldiers and a special police officer (SPO). The coordinated response from the security forces helped to prevent further casualties and secure the area.

- With inputs from agencies

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