Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon speaking at a press conference in Srinagar on Saturday. Photo/ANI
Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon speaking at a press conference in Srinagar on Saturday. Photo/ANI

Major terror incident averted in JK by security forces: Lt Gen KJS Dhillon

ANI | Updated: Jan 25, 2020 21:43 IST


Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon on Saturday said that security forces had averted a potential terror strike in Kashmir by Jaish-e-Mohammad militants on Republic Day on January 26.
"A major (terror) incident being planned (by terrorists) for January 26 has been averted. Today morning (Saturday) we got information of some Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were planning to do some act of terrorism on January 26 in Tral. So, today morning an operation was launched which is still underway," Dhillon said at a press conference here.
He said that the JeM module consisting of Pakistani terrorists was on security forces' radar for a few days.
"Earlier, we neutralised one terrorist and lost two personnel. As per the operation of today, few of them (terrorists) have been eliminated, while three of our soldiers are getting treated for injuries at the base hospital," Dhillon added.
He thanked the Jammu and Kashmir Police for providing information about the location of terrorists and added, "The top leadership of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and JeM has been eliminated from Kashmir Valley as of today."
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar, who was also present at the press conference, said that the joint team of police, CRPF and Army had neutralized three terrorists, one of them being thought to be the JeM Kashmir chief.
"Yesterday we zeroed in on three terrorists in a village. In a joint operation, the JK Police, CRPF and 3 RR have neutralized the three terrorists. As per our information, one of them is Qari Yasir, who is Jaish's Kashmir chief. We had received info that he was planning to carry out a big IED blast in Srinagar. Identification of the other two terrorists is underway," Kumar said. (ANI)

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