2 killed, 3 injured in Lashkar-e-Taiba attack in Kathua
In daring twin attacks, suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in combat uniform struck terror on the outskirts of Jammu in Kathua district
Jammu: In daring twin attacks, suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in combat uniform struck terror on the outskirts of Jammu in Kathua district and killed a civilian and a soldier guarding an Army camp gate, leaving three others injured.
In the first attack, three heavily-armed terrorists killed one civilian and injured three others and the same group which was later intercepted by Army personnel killed one Army jawan. Two terrorists were also killed in the encounter while hunt has been launched for to trace the third militant.
According to information being collected by various security agencies, a ‘Bolero’ SUV was intercepted by three men near a bridge in Hiranagar area and all the occupants were asked to line up.
After separating driver of the vehicle, Taraseem Singh, the terrorists sprayed bullets on other passengers and fled in the vehicle. This left one person Ajit Ram, a resident of Vijaypur in Jammu, dead and three others injured.
One of the injured told the police that the only word uttered by the terrorists was “utro” (get down) and after which the driver was separated from the passengers who were fired upon. The three– Kamaljeet Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Santokh Singh — were being treated in hospital. They were on their way to Gurdaspur in Punjab from Jammu after attending a religious camp.
The terrorists were later intercepted near an Army camp and engaged in gun fight. In the ensuing encounter, Lance Naik V Anthony, who was guarding the rear gate of 111 Rocket regiment, was killed while another jawan was injured.
Two terrorists were also killed in the encounter while efforts were on to find the third, who had taken shelter in an under construction building.
The fate of the driver was still not known and the police believe that he too could have been killed by the terrorists.