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                                                   26/11, AGAin?

                       How army is countering Pak

           attempt to hit Kashmir with terror

         Jaish group targeting the upcoming local elections in the Union Territory

        Our Bureau
        New Delhi

               akistan initiated a cease-
               fire  violation  along  the
        PLine of Control (LoC) in
        Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara
        district on Monday. Pakistan vi-
        olated the ceasefire at Tangdhar
        Sector  by  firing  mortars  and
        other weapons in the evening.
        Then on Thursday, an encoun-
        ter between terrorists and secu-
        rity forces broke out in the ear-
        ly hours in the Nagrota area of
        Jammu district.

        Four terrorists were neu-
        tralised by the security

        forces, while one Police

        constable  sustained  inju-          Arms and ammunition recovered from the militants after the encounter at Nagrota, in Jammu on thursday. (ANi)

        ries during the operation.
        According to sources, the            ment sources said.                  Council (DDC) elections in the  am on Thursday during a rou-

                                                It was found that the terror- Union Territory.
        four terrorists are like-            ists were planning a “major at-         The DDC elections will be        tine check.
                                                                                                                          “During the search, CRPF
        ly from the United  na-              tack” on the anniversary of the  conducted in Jammu and Kash- soldiers  and  police  were  fired

        tions-designated           terror    26/11 terror attack, they add- mir in eight phases between No- upon using heavy ammunition,
                                             ed. Mumbai had  come  under  vember  28  and  December  19,  and grenades were also lobbed.
        group Jaish-e-Mohammed               attack on November 26, 2008,  and the counting of votes will  More forces were called in and
        (JeM).                               when 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)  take place on December 22.                the encounter went on for 3
                                             terrorists targeted the city in a       The IG, Jammu Zone also  hours,” the IG said.
                                             series of coordinated shootings  informed that the kind of sei-              Modi on Friday lauded the
            Prime Minister Narendra          and bombings that injured over  zure from the encounter site is  security forces’ role in neutral-
        Modi held a review meeting           300 and claimed the lives of 166  “unprecedented”. “It’s possible  ising four terrorists of Pakistan-
        with Union Home Minister             people in India’s financial capi- that they were planning a big at- based terror group Jaish-e-Mo-
        Amit Shah, National Security         tal.                                tack. This kind of seizure is un- hammed  (JeM)  in  Nagrota.
        Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, For-          Mukesh  Singh,  Inspector  precedented. It is possible that  “Neutralising of 4 terrorists be-
        eign Secretary Harsh Vardhan         General of Police, Jammu Zone  they were targeting the DDC  longing to Pakistan-based ter-
        Shringla and top intelligence        had said that it was possible  election. However, we are in- rorist organisation Jaish-e-Mo-
        establishment over the Nagrota       terrorists were planning a “big  vestigating,” Singh said.               hammed and the presence of
        encounter in which four terror-      attack” and targeting the up-           The encounter broke out af- large  cache of  weapons and
        ists were neutralised, govern-       coming District Development  ter a truck was intercepted at 5                Continued at next page... >>

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