J-K attacks: 'Five killed in attack on PS in Hiranagar, encounter on', says Goswami

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Thursday confirmed that five people, including four policemen, have been killed in the militant attack on a Police Station (PS) in Hiranagar of Kathua district in Jammu, and added that the militants later attacked an army unit at Samba and the encounter is continuing.

"So far, we have received information that a group of terrorists numbering either three or four attacked the police station at Hiranagar around 6: 45 in the morning. In that incident, four policemen were killed, one ASI was injured and a civilian was killed. Some people were injured thereafter," Goswami told media here, while disclosing the latest details of the twin militant attacks.

"The same group of terrorists then reached Mehsar a place near Samba district Headquarters where they launched an attack on an army unit," he added.

Goswami said the encounter is going on.

"We are still awaiting the details. The final details will be made available only after the encounter is over," he added.

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. According to reports, six policemen and three civilians have been killed in the attack on the police station.

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)


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