Major tragedy averted in Jammu; 2 Pakistani terrorists killed after they attack CISF

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Jammu: Just two days ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a major tragedy in Jammu was foiled today by the security forces with the killing of two Pakistani terrorists who were on an apparent mission to carry out a ‘suicide attack’.

However, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of CISF was killed and two other personnel of the paramilitary force were injured while repelling an attack by the terrorists outside their camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, police said.

The terrorists struck at around 4.25 am when a change of shift among the CISF personnel was taking place outside the Chaddha camp, the police said.

The terrorists sprayed bullets and lobbed hand grenades at the CISF picket when the security personnel were alighting a bus to replace those who had finished their night duty, officials said.

The CISF personnel retaliated with heavy gunfire and forced the terrorists to flee, thus averting a major tragedy which could have occurred if the attackers had been able to gain access to the compound.

However, ASI S P Patel, 58-year-old from Satna in Madhya Pradesh, lost his life in the gunfight while two other personnel and a few others were injured, the officials said.

The fleeing terrorists then took shelter in a house in the vicinity.

Soon, a cordon was laid by the security forces in the area and the two terrorists were killed.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said the two slain terrorists were Pakistanis and belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit.

He said they are suspected to have infiltrated recently.

They were wearing fidayeen (suicide vests), indicating that they planned to carry out some major attack at some vital installation of security forces, the police chief said.

He said a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including AK rifles and grenades, along with medicines and energy drinks were recovered from the encounter site.

The attack in Jammu came two days ahead of the visit of the Prime Minister to Samba, adjacent to the Jammu district, where he is scheduled to address a rally.