An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Monday. According to the information, the security forces have surrounded at least three terrorists in the region. Earlier in the day, a search operation was launched by the security forces in the forest area of Kalakote in Rajouri district following information about suspicious movement, officials said.
The Army along with police cordoned off Broh and Soom forest belt in the Kalakote area for the searches. According to officials, a few rounds were heard during the cordon and search operation but it was later clarified that the security forces fired the probing shots to check the presence of suspected terrorists.
Earlier, around 30 kg of cocaine worth Rs 300 crore in the international market was recovered by police from a Punjab-bound vehicle in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior police official has claimed to have busted a narco-terror module. Two Punjab residents were arrested following the recovery of one of the biggest narcotic hauls this year from the Banihal area along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Earlier, the recovered narcotics was believed to be heroin but after investigation, it turned out to be cocaine.
Earlier on Saturday (September 30), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at the premises of several suspects in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir in connection with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) attack in Dhangri village of Rajouri district, in which five civilians were killed and several seriously injured in January this year.