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15: 00 pm: DC Samba, Sheetal Nanda Visited the Encounter site in Samba today
2: 00 pm: The Samba attack ends. Two militants have been neutralized. Search operations on since there were fears of a third militant.
11:05 am: Keeping in view the terrorist attacks in Kathua and Samba, the Security has now been beefed up further in Katra keeping in view the 9 day Navratri Celebrations and the rush that is seen in Katra for the festival.
11:00 am: Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress makes a statement, “A strong message needs to be sent across to Pakistan. Bilateral Talks cannot happen in such environment.”
10: 50 am: MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh has reached Jammu. Dr. Singh says, “This situation is time for introspection for the security of the State as well the country. We will show zero tolerance against terror attacks.”
10: 45 am: Jammu Pathankot highway has been sealed. The examinations for classes 9, 10 and 11 have been cancelled
10: 30 am: Deputy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh has made a statement that the government is taking all the necessary measures to minimise the damage.
10: 15 am: Latest reports confirm that MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh has been rushed to Jammu. Dr. Singh is to monitor the security situation.
9: 30 am: Two terrorists down. One still feared in hiding.
*Correction* The civilian reported earlier is injured and not dead.
7: 35 am: DIG Shakeel Beig has rushed to the spot of encounter
7:30 am: One civilian has reportedly been killed in the attack. The civilian who belonged to Ferozabad goes by the name of Pappu and is the son of one Mahadev Prasad. This civilian was earlier reported injured.
6: 00 am: Fresh reports are coming in that describe a fresh Fidayeen militant attack in Samba earlier this morning. The attack today again is on an army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba.The Army camp comes under 663 COY TATRA ASC. As of now heavy gunfire is being exchanged from both sides.
It has been reported that the terrorists are lobbing grenades into the army camp.
It is being estimated that his attack has supposedly been launched by Militants who split themselves from the duo that were killed yesterday. The attack today as well is being carried out by two militants who are firing randomly at the army base camp of 663 COY TATRA ASC.
This attack comes in just after yesterday’s deadly attack by two terrorists at Raj Bagh police station in Kathua in which 3 security personnel, 1 civilian along with 2 Militants were killed. The Raj Bagh police station is just 30 Kilometers from today’s spot of attack.
More reports and fresh images will be coming in and updated as they come.