Jammu & Kashmir

3 militants arrested after shootout in Srinagar outskirts, arms and ammunition recovered

Srinagar: Police on Monday evening arrested three militants at Narbal area on Srinagar-Baramulla highway.

Police sources said that a vehicle was asked to stop at a Police Naka on Srinagar-Baramulla highway near Narbal. “The militants in the vehicle fired at the forces leading to a brief shootout,” they said.

In the following police action, sources said, three militants were arrested. The militants have been identified as Aqib, Zahid and Tariq, all residents of South Kashmir.

Police sources said that the Naka had been established following specific information about the movement of militants.

As the car passed through the area, the forces asked it to stop, instead the militants in the vehicle opened fire which resulted into a brief shootout.

They said that the OGW of the militants was injured in the exchange of fire while the three militants who were “overpowered” by the forces were arrested.


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