Militants Open Fire At Rajbagh Police Station In Jammu

20/03/2015 9:37 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Militants on Friday attacked a police station in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing a policeman and injuring another.

A group of two to three Fidayeen militants stormed into Rajbagh police station in the early hours of Friday and opened indiscriminate firing, a senior police officer told PTI.

In the firing, one policeman died and another was injured, he said, adding that encounter is going on.

Additional troops have been rushed to the spot and Jammu-Pathankote national highway was closed as a precautionary measure.

Home Secretary L.C. Goyal has spoken to the DGP of Jammu and Kashmir and taken stock of the situation.

The Home Ministry is closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

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