Militant in Udhampur attack captured, hostages freed


JAMMU: A militant involved in an ambush on a BSF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday has been captured, authorities said. The second militant was caught alive by Village Defence Committee at Chirdi Village of Sambroli, Udhampur.

Militants had attacked the Border Security Force convoy killing two troopers and injuring 11. The attackers then fled to a village where they took three people hostage.

Security forces encircled the village and later freed the hostages.

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