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JAMMU: A high alert was sounded on Wednesday in the Jammu region after suspected terrorists fired on security personnel on a highway here, police officials said.
Security in and around important and strategic establishments was also increased, they said.
The high alert was issued for areas along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and the Jammu region after the incident, the officials said.
Security was increased at Katra, the base camp of the Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, and on all roads leading to the town, they said.
The officials said all checkpoints on the highway have been put on alert and vehicles are being checked.
The suspected terrorists opened fire on the security personnel after they intercepted a truck that sped past a check point on the highway, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu, Vivek Gupta said.
Gupta said an AK assault rifle and three magazines were seized from the truck during a search.
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