After Kuthua, Militants strike army camp in Samba

KL Report

JAMMU

Militants dressed in army fatigues killed at least 12 people in a police station and an Army cantonment in Jammu division Thursday morning. Several people are injured and more casualties are feared.

Sources said that the militants first attacked a police station in Hiranagar of Kathua district in Jammu, killing six people mostly policemen.

Later they escaped in a truck and surfaced in an Army cantonment in the adjoining Samba district, where they have reportedly killed at least six Army personnel.

There was reportedly confusion and chaos at the cantonment, which houses and armoured corp unit, as the militants are dressed in Army uniform. They were not stopped at the gate and walked into a mess, where they attacked and killed armymen.

The heavily armed militants have now been reportedly identified and surrounded. A gun-battle is on.

The suspected militants attacked the Hiranagar police station at about 7 this morning.

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