Jammu: 4 militants killed in gunfight with security forces, say police

Four militants were killed in a gunfight after security forces stopped a truck on the outskirts of Jammu on Wednesday morning, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.

The gunfight took place around 7.30 am near the Tawi Bridge in the Sidhra bypass area along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, police said.

“There was suspicious movement of a truck in the area. Police stopped the truck at check post. As security forces started searching the truck, terrorist hiding inside fired at security forces. All the terrorists were killed in retaliatory fire,” NDTV reported citing Jammu Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh.

Seven AK assault rifles, one M4 rifle, three pistols and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the slain terrorists,” Singh told media at the scene.

The firing between the two sides lasted for more than 45 minutes, PTI reported.

As the gunfight was underway, the truck in which the alleged militants were travelling caught fire and fire tenders were called in to douse the blaze, the police said.