Uri Encounter: 4th Terrorist Gunned Down


Uri: The security forces on Monday shot dead the fourth terrorist after a prolonged gunbattle in the Uri sector, foiling their plans to carry out a 2016-like attack on an Army base in 2016.

All the four terrorists neutralized by the security forces belonged to dreaded Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.  The security forces had on Sunday killed three terrorists in a fierce gunbattle in Kashmir’s Uri.

Security forces had launched the operation in Kaghi forest area following specific information about a group of heavily-armed militants hiding there.

Director General of Police SP Vaid told reporters that the militants were planning a ‘suicide’ attack like the one carried out on an Army base in Uri last year.

On September 18 last year, four militants had stormed Army brigade headquarters in Uri, close to the Line of Control, killing 19 soldiers before being neutralized.