JAMMU: A terrorist was today gunned down after he targeted a CRPF camp on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, about 170 kms from here, police said, adding a woman was also killed in the incident while two other civilians were injured.
The terrorist, whose identity was not known yet, was travelling by a State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) bus which was stopped by a joint team of CRPF and local police for checking at Kud in Udhampur district.
The bus was on its way from Kashmir Valley to Jammu and as soon as checking started, the terrorist opened fire at the security personnel and a CRPF camp nearby.
"Police and CRPF were frisking all the Jammu-bound vehicles at Kral Nallah area in Kud when they stopped an SRTC bus and during its checking, an unidentified suspected militant opened fire at them this evening," Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar told PTI.
In the cross-fire, one militant was killed and one AK-47 rifle and one pistol were recovered from him. Two women and a child were injured in the incident, police said, adding one of the ladies succumbed to her injuries on way to the hospital. The state police chief said it seems only one militant was travelling in the bus.
"It was just the random checking of the vehicles when the police and the CRPF team were attacked, while the militant was gunned down, three civilians including two women and a child were injured in the firing," the DGP said.
He said while it seems that the attack was carried out by one militant, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a combing operation to ensure that no other suspected militant was involved in the attack.
"The firing has stopped, CRPF and Police is on the spot and we are carrying a combing operation. Investigation is also on to ascertain the identity of the slain militant," the state police chief said.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu, Danish Rana said that one militant has been eliminated even though the search operation is on.