District: (Terrorist blows himself up as bomb plot foiled in Jhelum)

ISLAMABAD: A suspected terrorist blew himself up after exchanging fire with police in Domeli Mor area of Jhelum on Thursday morning.

According to a news report, the terrorist who attempted to plant explosives on railway tracks near Grand Trunk Road blew himself up when police approached him, police sources said, adding that a citizen had reported a ‘suspicious individual’ to the motorway police.

“The terrorist exchanged fire with police before blowing himself up with a hand grenade,” police said. Police said that they recovered hand grenade and two pistols from the encounter scene.

A heavy contingent of police – along with the district police officer – reached the site of the explosion and cordoned off the area. Later, a search operation was carried out.