Militants attack Jammu police station, kill two policeman

Jammu, March 20:

Militants wearing army fatigues attacked a police station in Kathua district of the Jammu region on Friday and killed two policemen in a gunfight which is still on, police said.


“Three to four militants wearing army fatigues attacked Rajbagh police station in Kathua district today (Friday) morning,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

“They used automatic weapons and grenades to attack the police station.

“Two policemen have been killed in the encounter between the security forces and the militants,” the officer added.

Reinforcements from the army, paramilitary forces and state police have been rushed to spot, the officer said.

Reports said after killing the sentry at the police station’s guard post, the guerrillas entered the police station, 65 kms from here on the strategic Jammu-Pathankot national highway in Kathua district.

Traffic on the highway has been stopped after the attack around 6 a.m.

“The police station is 15 kms away from the international border and it is likely that the group of attackers crossed the border recently,” a senior intelligence officer told IANS.

Twelve people were killed on September 26, 2013 when guerrillas had attacked Hiranagar police station in Kathua district and later entered an army camp on the Jammu-Pathankote national highway.

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