Jammu: On Thursday, the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants during an operation in which 12 security personnel got injured including a DSP. The sources said that the militants were trapped near a house in Reasi district’s Kakriyal area who were eliminated through an anti-terror operation that was conducted in Jhajjar Kotli forest belts of Reasi district, J&K.

“Three terrorists have been killed and 12 security personnel have been injured. These terrorists were from Pakistan’s Jaish-e-Mohammed. The operation is over,” Dr SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu said.

As soon as the security forces located the terrorists near a house during the search operation, the encounter broke out in which three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed by the forces. The anti-terror operation had the involvement of security personnel from the CRPF, police, and the Army. Besides this, in order to ensure the success of the operation, some Drones and helicopters were also used. The injured were, meanwhile, taken to a hospital in Katra.

As per the sources, on Wednesday, the suspected JeM terrorists attacked security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway regarding which the operation was launched by the security forces in order to eliminate the threat as the escape of the three terrorists made a panic situation in Jammu and neighbouring areas. Besides this, an alert was also made on the entire Jammu-Srinagar Highway.

A villager informed security forces that the three terrorists had forcibly entered his house last night. “Three terrorists entered my house at around 8 pm yesterday and threatened us not to tell anyone about them. They said they had not eaten for the past five days and took biscuits and apples from us. They were wearing torn clothes and were carrying arms. They also took clothes from us. They asked us for a car and offered money but we do not have a car. Soon after, they left,” he said.

The three terrorists who forcibly entered the civilian’s house last night were wearing combat dress, sources said.