SRINAGAR Three suspected militants were arrested after a brief shootout on the outskirts of Srinagar, police said.
The state 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 and admitted to SKIMS, the official said.
A cache of explosives and ammunition, hidden in apple boxes, were recovered from the spot, the official added.
Meanwhile, unknown persons on Monday evening attacked the residence of former lawmaker at a village in Shopian district.
Reports said that unknown persons hurled a grenade at the residence of former Peoples Democratic Party MLA Abdul Razaq Wagay at Zawoora village around 7:25 pm.
The grenade, however, exploded outside the house, causing no injuries or loss of life, they said.
Wagay, who is presently putting up in Srinagar told Greater Kashmir that his family at his native residence heard a blast like sound. He, however, said that they were not sure if it was a grenade blast.
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