Jammu, Mar 29 (PTI) Police tonight called off its anti-terror operation in Rajouri hills in Jammu and Kashmir, where four terrorists were killed in an operation yesterday. Also Read - Black Day Observed Across Jammu and Kashmir To Mark Pakistan's Invasion in 1947
“Police tonight called off its area sanitisation operation at the site of yesterday’s encounter in Sunderbani. A huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging to the militants were recovered from the area,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Rajouri district Yougal Manhas told PTI. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Inspector Shot Dead by Militants in Anantnag District; Area Cordoned Off
The bodies of the militants were also buried today after legal formalities, the officer said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists Lob Grenade at Security Forces Deployed in Tral, Jawan Injured
The four terrorists, who were part of a suicide squad, were killed in a day-long encounter with security forces in the Sunderbani area yesterday.
The fidayeen, or suicide attackers, had infiltrated into the Indian territory from across the Line of Control (LoC) about four-five days ago, prompting security forces to launch a search operation in the area.
Authorities had ordered the closure of educational institutions in the Sunderbani tehsil in view of the search operation.
This is the second major terror incident in the Jammu region this year after Sujawan army camp attack in which five armymen, civilian and four terrorists were killed on February 10.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.