New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Condemning the dastardly attack by terrorists on Indian security posts in Jammu region today, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said the Indian security establishment will leave no stone unturned in dealing with the terrorists with a firm hand.
Antony, who conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family members of the officers and jawans who were martyred in this despicable attack, said the nation is with them in this hour of grief.
In a major attack, terrorists dressed in army fatigues have killed at least 12 people in a police station in Hiranagar in Kathua district and at an Army cantonment nearby this morning.
Over a dozen people are injured and more casualties are feared.
The militants first attacked a police station in Hiranagar of Kathua district.
"So far the information we have received is that a group of terrorists numbering either three or four attacked the police station at Hiranagar at around 6:45 in the morning. In that incident, four policemen were killed, one ASI was injured and a civilian was killed," said Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami.
The militants later intercepted a truck on the highway, boarded it and forced its driver to move towards Jammu. The militants stopped the vehicle near the gate of an army camp in Samba and attacked the camp.
The militants started firing inside the army area, initiating the encounter with the security personnel.
A gun-battle is still on. Further details are awaited. (ANI)