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Jammu-Kashmir: 4 Terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Sidhra

Yesterday, a major terrorist attack was averted in Udhampur near Jammu after police defused a 15 kg improvised explosive device (IED).

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Srinagar: A day after the terrorist attack in Udhampur was averted, the security forces have started an encounter with the terrorists in Sidhra, Jammu. Police said two to three terrorists are involved in the ongoing encounter at Sidhra. The security forces gunned down four dreaded terrorists after a fierce gunfight erupted in the Sidhra area on Wednesday, according to reports coming from Jammu and Kashmir.

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Yesterday, a major terrorist attack was averted in Udhampur near Jammu after police defused a 15 kg improvised explosive device (IED).

Officials said that the IED recovered in Udhampur district was safely defused.

A police official said that the encounter started around 7.30 am and additional forces have been sent to the area to neutralize the terrorists.

Confirming the incident, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh said that there are reports of presence of two to three terrorists in the area.

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Officials said that the IED recovered in Udhampur district was safely defused. A major terror plan was averted with the recovery of a cylinder-shaped IED, 300-400 grams of RDX, seven 7.62 mm cartridges and five detonators in Basantgarh area, officials said.

Mukesh Singh said that a coded sheet and a letter pad page of the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have also been recovered. He said that a suspect has been taken into custody.

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