Three of the five terrorists holed up inside a civilian’s house in Batote area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district have been gunned down by security forces, Jammu Inspector General of police (IG) Mukesh Singh said. Four security personnel are also injured in the encounter. The terrorists had refused to surrender and taken a civilian hostage. The security forces isolated the house and rescued the hostage after intense gun battle. "Operational contact established in Batote market at around 12:45 pm today. 1 house identified has been isolated where a civilian is hostage. Possibly 5 terrorists are inside. They have refused to surrender so far. Exchange of firing on," the Army said.
# The house owner, who was taken hostage by the terroists, was said to be a BJP worker. Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that he was relieved to hear that he has been rescued.
# Jammu Inspector General of police (IG) Mukesh Singh on Batote encounter: The hostage has been rescued safely. One army personnel has lost his life & two policemen injured. Operation is over now.
#UPDATE Jammu Inspector General of police (IG) Mukesh Singh on Batote encounter: The hostage has been rescued safely. One army personnel has lost his life & two policemen injured. Operation is over now. pic.twitter.com/p3EY7204RP— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2019
# The hostage has been rescued unharmed while the gun battle is still underway. four Army personnel are also said to be injured in the encounter and at least one of them is stated to be in critical condition, say multiple media reports.
# Jammu Inspector General of police (IG) Mukesh Singh: Three terrorists have been eliminated in Batote town of Ramban district of Jammu Zone.
# After a hot chase the terrorists entered the house of a civilian in Batote town which was immediately cordoned. Senior officers on spot supervising the operation: J&K police
# Jammu and Kashmir Police: A group of 5 terrorists trapped in Batote town of Ramban district of Jammu Zone. Joint parties of Police, Army&CRPF cordoned the area & exchange of fire ensues. Trapped terrorists had fired on a security team in morning and tried to escape.
# The entered a civilian's house in Batote market area of Ramban district and taken the person as hostage. They also refused to surrender and continued firing.
# The driver informed police and a joint search operation was started. Open seeing the security forces, the terrorists opened fire on them and fled.
# Five Terrorists tried to stop a passenger bus on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Sensing trouble, the driver hit the accelerator and sped away. The terrorists were wearing Army's combat outfits.