Militants Attack Samba Army Camp, 2 Militants Killed So far

KL Report

SRINAGAR

After Kuthua, militants on Saturday attacked an army camp in another Jammu district injuring at least two army men and a civilian. Police sources said that two attackers were killed after a brief gun fight.

Reports said that armed with automatic weapons and grenades, militants attacked the Mesar camp of 82 armoured regiment in Samba district in the morning triggering a gunfight with the security forces.

 The attack took place around 350 km from the summer capital near the strategic Jammu-Pathankot highway.

Two militants involved in the attack have been killed, police sources said.

They said that Pappu, son of Mahadev Prasad of Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh, was among the injured. He was on his way to the Mata Vaishnoo Devi shrine in Katra town of Reasi district.

He was shifted to government medical college hospital in Jammu city after doctors at the Samba district hospital referred him.

Reports said that two army soldiers have also sustained minor injuries in this attack.

Reports added that forces are engaged with the militants in an encounter.

Traffic on the Jammu-Pathankot highway has been suspended and all schools in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu region have been closed. All exams scheduled in these two districts have also been postponed.

The camp was also attacked by militants on September 26, 2013 after they attacked the Hiranagar police station in Kathua district that day, killing 12 people.

The attack comes a day after militants attacked Rajbagh police station in neighbouring Kathua district on Friday. Six people including two militants, two CRPF troopers, a policeman and a civilian were killed the attack.

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