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Three militants killed in encounter at toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, cop injured

The highway was shut following the shooting. No casualties have been reported yet.

Published: 31st January 2020 07:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2020 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

Security personnel involved in an encounter with terrorists. (Photo | Twitter / ANI)

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Three militants  were killed and a policeman injured in an ongoing encounter at Bann Toll Plaza on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Jammu and Kashmir.

Security forces have stopped vehicular movement on the highway linking Jammu with Srinagar.

A police spokesman said police intercepted a Srinagar bound truck at Bann Toll Plaza on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in the early hours today.

He said the militants travelling in the truck fired on police. The fire was returned by the policemen, triggering an encounter. 

The spokesman said in the ensuing encounter, which is going on, three militants have been killed. A policeman was injured, who has been hospitalized.

Sources said after the initial gunfight, some militants travelling in the truck fled from the area and ran away into nearby areas.

Immediately after the shoot out, police, CRPF and army men rushed to the spot and cordoned the entire area and its adjoining areas. The security personnel were conducting searches, which was going on when reports last poured in.

Sources said security agencies are suspecting that militants might have recently infiltrated and were travelling to Kashmir, maybe to south Kashmir to hide there

As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended vehicular traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

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