A militant and a civilian were killed and three security personnel critically injured after suspected terrorists attacked a military camp on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Monday evening.
Sources said the militant was on board a bus and opened fire the moment the vehicle reached a Central Reserve Police Force check post about 45 kilometers from Udhampur. The bullets injured three jawans and a female passenger, who succumbed to her injuries later.
The Udhampur deputy inspector general, Surinder Kumar Gupta, said the encounter ended after the militant was killed. The three security personnel were shifted to the district hospital.
“Police and CRPF were frisking all the Jammu-bound vehicles at Kral Nallah area in Kud when they stopped a 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.
The attack comes roughly a year after militants ambushed a Border Security Force convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur, killing two personnel and injuring a dozen soldiers.
The army captured one of the two militants who was identified as Mohammed Naved, a resident of Pakistan’s Faisalabad and only the second suspected terrorist to be captured alive after Ajmal Kasab, who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.