Two of the three militants who had attacked a police party yesterday were killed in an encounter near Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University at Kakriyal opposite Jhajhar Kotli along Jammu-Srinagar highway. The encounter is underway and a third militant is still trapped in the area cordoned off by the police and CRPF officers. Eight security officials were also injured in the encounter.
Massive search operations had been going on in Jhajjar nullah and areas around it including Jhajjar Kotli and Kakriyal ever since the three militants escaped on Wednesday morning. The militants had reached Jhajjar Kotli in a Srinagar-bound truck, but fled after firing along the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The truck driver identified as Riyaz Ahmed from Pulwama, and one Mohammad Iqbal, who was also on the truck, were arrested on Wednesday and their truck seized.
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A villager had also claimed that the militants sought refuge at his home last night after the attack. Sudershan, 52, told the police that the three militants had…