Terrorist Neutralised In Ganderbal, Gunbattle Ongoing In Ramban, J&K

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Indian forces, on Saturday, have neutralised an unidentified terrorist in Ganderbal district, North Kashmir and are locked in gunbattle in Ramban district, J&K

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

UPDATE AT 15:49 PM

Sources have reported that a group of 5 terrorists are trapped in Batote town of Ramban district and locked in a gun battle with the forces. The trapped terrorists had  reportedly fired on a Security team in the morning and tried to escape.


Eliminating a terror threat, the Indian forces, on Saturday, have neutralised an unidentified terrorist in Trangkhal area in Ganderbal district, North Kashmir. Sources further report the area where the terrorist was gunned down is a frequent route used by infiltrators. The terrorist was gunned down in a joint operation of the IndianArmy and the Kashmir police forces, as per sources. 2-3 terrorists are reportedly still active in the region and security forces are continuing with their operation.

Gun battles in Ramban and Ganderbal, Jammu-Kashmir

In a similar fashion, security forces are currently locked in a gunbattle with terrorists in Jammu's Ramban sector, according to sources. Sources report that the gunbattle started at 7:30 AM in the morning with Jammu-Kashmir police's special force in action. The Batote area in the district has been cordoned off and civilians have been restricted from entering the area. Visuals show that vehicles are being checked thoroughly before being let into the area.

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MoS PMO closely monitoring situation

In a major development, Union Minister (MoS) PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh, has thrown light into the gun battle in Ramban. He has tweeted that terrorists have reportedly barged into the house of  BJP worker. He stated that he is in contact with the Home Adviser of J&K Vijay Kumar. He added that BJP state president Ramesh Sharma is also closely monitoring the situation.

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Pakistani drone found in Punjab

This blatant security violation by infiltrators has occurred just a day after Punjab Police recovered a Pakistani drone at a border village in the state. The drone, according to the police, was used to airdrop arms and ammunition in Punjab. It was found in Mahawa village, by Punjab police’s counter-intelligence unit after a terror accused gave them the information about the same. 
According to the police, the accused has been identified as Akashdeep. He is allegedly a part of terror group Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF).

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Drone infiltration details

The drone was hidden in the undergrowth of a paddy field in the village since it couldn’t fly back to Pakistan because of certain technical malfunctions. The terror accused also accompanied the team of the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) of the Punjab Police to the site from where the drone was seized.  Previously on Tuesday, the police had recovered a half-burnt unmanned vehicle from Tarn Taran also allegedly used to drop weapons from Pakistan to fuel unrest in Punjab and adjoining states.

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