Terror strike in J&K's Akhnoor district, 3 civilians killed

JammuUpdated: Jan 09, 2017, 04:38 AM IST

Representative image: Indian Army soldiers search the area. August 20, 2011 in Gurez, Kashmir, India. Photograph:(Getty)


Three civilians working as labourers were killed in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a General Engineering Reserve Force camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu. Two or more militants attacked the General Engineering Reserve Force (GREF) camp around 1 am near LoC in Battal village, sources said.

Militants likely infiltrated from across the border to carry out the terror attack, sources said. In the attack, three civilians were killed, the victims were working as labourers with GREF. Troops along with police have cordoned off the area and a counter operation has started.

A senior police officer said all routes to the area have been plugged and the operation is in full swing.

(PTI & Agencies)