Sikh militants dressed in police uniforms set up a fake highway checkpoint in Punjab state, pulled 11 Hindus from passing vehicles and killed them, police said Tuesday.

Monday night's killings in the Hoshiarpur district were elaborately planned, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police D.R. Bhatti. At least 15 militants set up the checkpoint shortly after dusk on a road about 65 miles east of Amritsar, Bhatti said.At least nine vehicles, including trucks, cars and motorscooters, were stopped, and all clean-shaven males told to line up on the side of the road. Two were Sikhs and were allowed to go. The other 11 were taken to a nearby field and shot and killed.