A civilian and three security personnel were killed on Friday when two heavily-armed militants stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir before being gunned down, police said.
Here are the latest developments:
- Encounter over, two terrorists killed
- Security personnel, terrorist, civilian killed
- Nine people have been injured
- Policemen have been evacuated from the police station
- The 2 terrorists were in army uniform
- The terrorists reportedly came in an auto rickshaw; driver has been detained
- BJP MLA of the region concerned about the attacks
- Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad says that Pakistan has once again stabbed India in the back
- Home minister Rajnath Singh speaks to DGP, asks him to monitor the situation
- Militants have been contained to one part of the police station
- State assembly session under way right now
- Attack took place at 6:20 am in the morning
- Hostage situation feared
"Militants used automatic weapons and hurled grenades at Rajbagh police station in Kathua district today (Friday) morning," a senior police officer told IANS.
"One policeman has been killed and three are injured," the officer said.
Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot. However, latest reports said the militants have entered the police station, 65 kms from here on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway.
Traffic on the strategic highway has been stopped.
Twelve people were killed on September 26, 2013 when guerrillas had attacked Hiranagar police station in Kathua district and later entered an army camp on the Jammu-Pathankote national highway.
These Fidayeen will have walked across the border last night & launched their attack this morning which is the past pattern as well.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 20, 2015
My thoughts are with those brave security personnel dealing with the Fidayeen attack in Kathua town of Jammu this morning. — Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 20, 2015