Srinagar: A total of six Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, who were attempting to infiltrate into Indian territory, were on Monday killed in Dulanja-Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The militants were neutralised in a joint operation launched by the Jammy and Kashmir Police, Army and the CRPF.
A senior police official said recovery of arms and ammunition from the militants indicate that they had planned a fidayeen attack.
Earlier, Director General of Police S P Vaid said four JeM militants were killed. While speaking to ANI, Vaid said that the Indian security forces have been getting inputs about possible attempts by militants to infiltrate from Uri sector.
“Since past few days, we were getting inputs about possible attempts to infiltrate from Uri sector. So, ambushes were laid out in that area by Army, J&K police and the CRPF. In the morning, exchange of fire took place in one of the ambushes,” he said.
“We have recovered five bodies from the spot. I think six have died, one body is being searched. They belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed and information was that they are suicide attackers,” he added.
On December 31, militants had stormed a paramilitary training centre at Lethpora in South Kashmir in the wee hours and killed four CRPF personnel while three others received injuries.