Three persons suspected members of the Boko Haram sect died in a car crash at Bajoga, Gombe, on Tuesday.
A source said the incident happened at dusk in one of the security check points in the area.
He said the vehicle, a white Toyota Hilux sped into barricades on the road and went off in explosion after security agents at the check point had taken cover.
The state's police Public Relations Officer, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said none of the security operatives was affected.
He said their take-off and final destination could not be ascertained as all three occupants of the vehicle died in the explosion.