JeM terrorists killed in Nagrota encounter planned attack on 26/11 anniversary
- Four Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed in the encounter at Nagrota, on Thursday
- PM Narendra Modi held a review meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah and NSA Ajit Doval, on Friday
- Foreign Secretary and members of the top intelligence establishment were also present in the meeting
The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were killed in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday were planning "something big" on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, PTI reported quoting sources.
The news comes amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a review meeting over the encounter, PTI reported. Apart from the PM, the meeting was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla and the top intelligence establishment.
Four suspected JeM terrorists were neutralised in a gunbattle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after a truck carrying the newly infiltrated militants was intercepted on the outskirts of Jammu city on Thursday, PTI reported quoting top police officials.
Two policemen were injured in the operation.
The terrorists had come to execute a "big plan" which has now been foiled, said Mukesh Singh, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu.
On 26 November 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists carried out coordinated shooting and bombing attacks throughout Mumbai, India's financial capital. The fighting lasted four days.
LeT is a terrorist group based in neighbouring Pakistan. Its founder and the 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Pakistani court on Thursday.