Search operation continues for second day to nab suspected militants on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

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A massive cordon and search operation by Indian Army is continued in Jammu’s Jhajjar Kotli district on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for the second day to nab terrorists. Terrorists were traveling in the area in a truck on September 12 and even opened fired at a forest guard and fled the spot.

No one was injured in the firing. The suspected militants opened fire on security personnel after they intercepted a truck that sped past a check post, a police spokesman said.

“One AK 47 and three magazines were recovered. The truck driver and conductor have been taken into custody and are being questioned,” the police spokesman added.

Police spokesman further said that two o three suspected militants who fled from the truck and slipped into nearby woods are being chased.

Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Reserve Police Force and Army jointly carried out the search operation in Jhajjar and its adjoining villages.

In wake of the incident a family has claimed that the terrorists, who were hiding in the area, had come to their home at around 9:00 pm on September 12 and asked for food, water and clothes. The family also said that the terrorists had asked them the way to Kashmir and offered money and even threatened to kill them.

Following the incident, an alert has been sounded at Vaishno Devi shrine and Katra. Schools in nearby areas have been closed.