3 JeM terrorists killed, 12 security personnel injured in encounter in Reasi

JAMMU: Three terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed and 12 security personnel, including three officers, injured Thursday in an encounter in Reasi district, a day after they fired on a police party here and escaped, officials said.

Police said the militants of Pakistani origin had crossed the International Border (IB) in Tarnah nallah and reached Kashmir from the Dayalachak area of Kathua district in a truck.

The encounter broke out after security forces, comprising CRPF, police and Army personnel, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists Thursday afternoon, they said.

Twelve security personnel were injured in the operation, police said. (AGENCIES)