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India summons Pakistani high commission official for meeting in Nagrota, conveys great concern

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) summoned a Pakistani high commission official in Delhi for the Jammu and Kashmir encounter in Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed in a shootout with security forces on Thursday, the agency reported on Saturday. news ANI.

“India conveyed great concern to Pakistan over JeM’s planned terror attack on JK. A strong protest was filed demanding that Pakistan stop supporting terrorists operating from its territory. The government of India is firm and determined to take all necessary measures to safeguard national security, ”sources told ANI.

All four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in the fierce three-hour shooting, which began early Thursday at the Ban toll plaza on the road near the town of Nagrota in the Jammu district. Two policemen from the Special Operations Group (SOG) were injured in the exchange of fire. The shooting began after security forces intercepted a truck carrying the terrorists.

Mukesh Singh, Inspector General of Police (Jammu area), later said that 11 AK-47 assault rifles, three pistols, 29 real grenades, six UBGL grenades, mobile phones, compass and other ammunition were recovered from the terrorists. Singh added that the security forces were receiving information about a possible infiltration by Pakistani terrorists before the next local elections.

Officials suspect that the terrorists were planning “something big” ahead of the district development council (DDC) elections in the Union territory, to be held from November 28 to December 22.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the security forces for killing the terrorists. “The neutralization of four terrorists belonging to the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of a large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicates that their efforts to wreak great havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi also held a review meeting with the Union Interior Minister Amit Shah, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and the main intelligence establishments on the meeting. of Nagrota. Officials have said the terrorists were planning a “major attack” on the anniversary of the 11/26 terrorist attack.

(With contributions from ANI)

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