An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Saturday morning. The gunfight ensued after terrorists hurled grenade on the forces patrolling in and around the region. However, no injury or loss of life has been reported on either side till the time. The operation was underway when the last reports came in.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident near a village at the general area Batote on the Jammu-Kishtwar national highway, two suspected terrorists tried to stop an army vehicle, triggering another gun battle between the sides.
The suspicious individuals also fired at the Army's quick reaction team after a driver of the civilian vehicle alerted the force about their presence on the highway in Batote of Ramban district, 150 kilo metres from the capital city Srinagar.
PRO Defence, Jammu: Today morning at about 7.30 am, 2 suspicious individuals tried to stop a civil vehicle at Batote. The driver did not stop the vehicle and informed Army QRT (Quick Response Team). Exchange of fire took place; operation still underway pic.twitter.com/PpKXikVfNC— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2019
The incident took place at about 7:30 am in the morning, following which a massive search operation was launched in the region. The officials said the terrorists hurled a grenade and followed it by firing soon after noticing the quick reaction team of the Army at Dharmund village.
Reinforcements from the Army and police have rushed to the spot and the whole area has been cordoned off to neutralise the suspected terrorists who tried to flee after the initial exchange of firing.
There was no immediate report of any casualty in the Ramban encounter as well, officials said, adding that the search operation is on and there was no fresh exchange of firing between the terrorists and the forces. The movement of the traffic on the highway, which was stopped following the incident as a precautionary measure, has now been resumed.