Three militants arrested after shootout in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar; police recover arms from spot
According to police, the security forces established a checkpoint at Narbal area on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway, following information about the movement of militants through the area.
Srinagar: Three suspected militants were arrested after a brief shootout on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday, police said.
"The security forces established a checkpoint at Narbal area on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway, following information about the movement of militants through the area," a police officer said.
"The personnel signalled a car to stop, but the driver tried to speed away. The suspected militants were arrested after a brief exchange of fire, in which one of them was injured. He has been taken to a hospital," the official said.
A cache of explosives and ammunition, hidden in apple boxes, were recovered from the spot, the official added.
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