Jammu, Sep 12:  A high alert was sounded Wednesday in the Jammu region after suspected militants fired on security personnel on a highway here, police officials said.

The officials said all checkpoints on the highway have been put on alert and vehicles are being checked.

The suspected militants opened fire on the security personnel after they intercepted a truck that sped past a check point on the highway,

They fired on the personnel from the vehicle before fleeing, he said.

However, the driver and the conductor of the truck were taken into custody, the SSP said.

Gupta said an AK assault rifle and three magazines were seized from the truck during a search.

“2-3 suspected militants who ran away from the truck are being chased. Police, army and CRPF activated. Cordon and search operation is on ahead of Suketar near Katra crossing national highway,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Twitter. (Agencies)

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