The Indian Armed Forces eliminated three terrorists in Batote town of Ramban district of Jammu zone on Saturday. The terrorists were holed up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban and held a civilian as a hostage. The troops have neutralised all the three terrorists while the hostage has been rescued safely. After the operation was called off, the troops celebrated their victory.
#WATCH Jammu & Kashmir: Indian troops celebrate after eliminating three terrorists in Batote town of Ramban district of Jammu Zone. The civilian hostage has also been rescued safely. pic.twitter.com/L3tec790lg
— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2019
In the Ramban encounter, Jammu Inspector General of Police (IG) Mukesh Singh stated that one Army soldier attained martyrdom during the gunfight and two policemen were injured in the encounter. The owner of the house was trapped inside the house. However, the other family members managed to come out. The owner of the house has been safely evacuated by the Army personnel.
Earlier in the morning, a police spokesman said that trapped terrorists had fired at the Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of the Army and tried to escape but they were followed by the Army and encircled in a house. After intense search operation during inclement weather, the encounter between the two sides started at around 12:30 pm in Batote in Ramban district.
As per reports, slain terrorists were Pakistani nationals and belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group. One of the terrorists gunned down in the encounter is identified as Osama, who was a member of Hizbul Mujahideen.
#Breaking #Exclusive | More proof of Pakistan’s terror push.
Eliminated terrorist identified as Osama and allegedly belongs to Hizbul terror group.
TIMES NOW’s Pradeep Dutta speaks to an eye witness of the encounter. Listen in. | #PakTargetsKashmir pic.twitter.com/yNGbecjBfy
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 28, 2019
Following August 5 when Article 370 was abrogated, several restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, in order to prevent the state from sliding into chaos. There were many intel inputs that said that the terror groups in Pakistan have intensified their operations to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir after India decided to strip the state of its separate status.