Terrorists kill 12, including 5 cops, in Jammu

Twelve people, including five policemen and six army men, were killed on Thursday when militants attacked a police station in Kathua district of Jammu  region.

Police sources said that militants attacked the Hiranagar police station in Kathua district early Thursday morning.

"All the injured have suffered critical splinter and bullet injuries. Senior police and army officials have rushed to the spot and reinforcements have also been rushed to  tackle the situation," police sources said.

Hiranagar police station is barely seven kilometers away from the international border in Kathua district.

Same sources said three militants in an autorikshaw came to attack the police station on Thursday morning.

"The guerrillas had stolen a truck from inside the Hira Nagar police station after carrying out the terror attack and have moved out of the area in this truck," police sources said.

After moving out in the stolen truck on the Pathankote-Jammu highway, the militants have now started firing at Samba town on the highway.

Chaos and panic has gripped the entire area and traffic on the Pathankote-Jammu highway has been halted.

The militant attack on Hiranagar police station has come barely three days ahead of the breakfast meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the UN general assembly meet.

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