Two militants and a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer were killed in a gun battle at Sunjwan military station in Jammu on Friday, two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the region.
At Sunjwan in Jammu, two militants were killed when they attacked a bus carrying CISF soldiers. In the incident, one assistant sub-inspector was killed and four others were injured.
The attack occurred as security in Jammu was stepped up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival on April 24.
After security forces conducted an operation in the Jalalabad region of Sunjwan near an Army cantonment around 4:30 a.m., militants attacked the CISF bus.
According to the CISF, a bus carrying 15 CISF members was hijacked came under attack near Chaddha Camp in Jammu.
The bus was transporting CISF personnel on their way to work in the morning. Following the attack, the CISF attacked, forcing the terrorists to flee.
Following the attack, troops arrived on the scene and attacked the militants who had taken refuge in a house.
Mukesh Singh, the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) for the Jammu region, told media that two militants had been slain.
“Given the type of the weapons and ammo discovered from the killed [militants], which includes satellite phones and important paperwork, it appears the slain were planning a fidayeen strike,” he stated.
The manner in which terrorists arrived in Sunjwan, adjacent to a military installation, at a time when security had been heightened ahead of the prime minister’s high-profile visit, the first since the assassination, is under investigated, attack happened after revocation of Article 370.
Modi is set to speak at a Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) meeting in Palli, Samba. The event is expected to draw between 80,000 and 1 lakh PRI members.
He will also lay the foundation stones for other construction projects, including the 11.5-kilometer Qazigund-Banihal railway tunnel, the country’s second-longest after the 13-kilometer Ramban railway tunnel (T49).