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PM Modi Says 4 JeM Terrorists Killed in Nagrota Had Planned 'Major Havoc, Destruction'

Several news outlets quoted sources having said that the terrorists who had been killed were planning "something big" on the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a review meeting with top security brass in the wake of the killing of four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, and asserted that security forces have thwarted their efforts to wreak “major havoc and destruction”.

PTI, The Hindu and other news outlets quoted sources having said that the terrorists who had been killed were planning “something big” on the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

In his tweets following the meeting, Modi said, “Neutralising of 4 terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicate that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted.”

Hailing the security forces, he said they have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism.

In the review meeting, Home Minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary and top intelligence officials were present as Modi took stock of the situation.

Four Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen injured in a gunbattle in Nagrota on Thursday after a truck carrying newly infiltrated militants was intercepted, police had said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh, had said after the encounter that the terrorists had come to execute a “big plan” which has now been foiled.

A day ago, PTI had quoted Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar as having said that the militants were on their way to disturb the District Development Council (DDC) polls scheduled later this month, as Pakistan has been trying to cause trouble in the political process.

(With PTI inputs)