- The Army encircled the region, and his family was taken out and relocated to a safe location before the battle resumed.
- "After the operation, I was taken to the residence to conduct a thorough check in order to rule out the chance of terrorists being present there.
When Anwar Hussain’s wife contacted him at 3.40 a.m. on April 20, 2022, he was out. It was a routine call during Ramzan because it was Sehri time, but what she told her husband stunned him. Anwar is the owner of the house where the terrorists were hiding and where encounters took place. When it all happened, he was out.
” Speaking to Republic, Anwar said, “I got a call from my wife that there are loud blasts outside and she is in Kitchen which is in front of her house; I told her to go to last room and turn off all lights. Neither I nor she was aware that they (terrorists) are hiding in our backyard”. ”
“I told her it was dark and firing was going on, so I couldn’t come back home,” Anwar recalled, reliving the events of that morning with his family. He still regrets inadvertently asking her wife and children to accompany him to the room where the terrorists were hiding.
Anwar further stated that when he attempted to return to his home about 6 p.m., he was stopped by forces due to threats at the encounter site, but Army officers safely evacuated his family. The Army encircled the region, and his family was taken out and relocated to a safe location before the battle resumed.
“After the operation, I was taken to the residence to conduct a thorough check in order to rule out the chance of terrorists being present there. After the operation, when they needed water, I assisted them. After the encounter, I was terrified; we had no idea that terrorists were lurking in our backyard. When I arrived, I was relieved to find my family and grateful to God “Anwar continued.
On April 22, two terrorists linked to Jaish-e-suicide Mohammad’s squad were killed. They had lately infiltrated and were told to conduct out the Fidayeen attack in Jammu City by their Pak handlers.