Mumbai: Foreign Ministry (MEA) called an officer of the Pakistan High Commission in an encounter in Nagrota, Jammu, and Kashmir, where four militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces, ANI news agency reported.
“India expressed strong concern to Pakistan over JM’s terrorist attack by JeM in J&K. Strong protest lodged demanding Pakistan stops supporting terrorists operating from their territory. The government of India is firm and resolute in taking all the necessary measures to safeguard national security,” ANI quoted sources as saying.
Delhi: Pakistan High Commission officials were summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs over the Nagrota incident, earlier today pic.twitter.com/nsuCGDlrLs
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
Four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JM) militants were killed in a three-hour gunbattle that began on the Ban Toll Plaza on the highway near Nagrota town in Jammu district on Thursday. In return for the fire, two policemen of the Special Operation Group (SOG) were injured. The shelling began after security forces stopped a truck carrying the terrorists.
Inspector-General of Police (Jammu Region) Mukesh Singh later said that 11 AK-47 assault rifles, three pistols, 29 live grenades, six UBGL grenades, mobile phones, compass, and other ammunition were recovered from the terrorists. Singh said that security forces were getting information about possible infiltration by Pakistani terrorists ahead of the upcoming local elections.
Authorities suspect that the terrorists were planning to do “something big” before the election of the District Development Council (DDC) in the union territory, which will be held from 28 November to 22 December.
Authorities have said that the terrorists were planning a “major attack” on the anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attack.