2 Militants, Army man, civilian killed, encounter going on in Kuthua

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Two suspected militants, Army man and a civilian were killed in the ongoing encounter between militants and the forces which started Friday morning in a village in Kuthua district, police sources said.

Earlier, the militants in Army fatigues opened fire at a vehicle in Kathua district.

Three suspected militants wearing Army uniform intercepted a vehicle and opened fire on passengers at Tarnah Nallah Bridge in Dayala Chak belt of Kathua district on Friday morning.

One civilian was killed and three others injured in the militant firing the Jammu-Pathankot Highway.

The vehicle which was hijacked by the suspected militants was later intercepted by the Army near a private college in Kalibari-Janglote belt of Kathua district, resulting in an encounter. “The encounter was going on when the reports last reports came in,” police sources said.

Meanwhile, security has been stepped up in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts after the attack and the Jammu-Pathankot Highway has been closed.

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