Jammu : A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday, officials said.
The gunbattle started around 5am near the toll plaza in the Ban area of Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. “Around 5 AM some militants opened fire at security forces near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota area. They were hiding in a vehicle,” Jammu district police chief SSP Shridhar Patil said.
Initial reports suggest that three to four militants are involved in the encounter.
Security tightened in Nagrota; Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed.
More details awaited.