3 militants arrested near Srinagar

Apples' box carrying grenades and bullets recovered by J&K Police

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 firing, 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. (AGENCIES)


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