Militants attack Rajbagh police station in Kathua District of Jammu , kill 2 policemen

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 1:55AM: Rajnath Singh talks to Jammu and Kashmir Police chief

New Delhi:  Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Police chief following a militant attack on a police station in Jammu in which two policemen were killed, official sources here said.

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He also asked Home Secretary L.C. Goyal to monitor the situation, the sources said.

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10:08 AM: Home Minister is going to make a statement in Lok Sabha regarding the Kathua attack. Earlier, he consulted with DGP on the issue.


9:54 AM: Militants attack Jammu police station, kill two policeman

Jammu: Militants wearing army fatigues attacked a police station in Kathua district of the Jammu region on Friday and killed two policemen in a gunfight which is still on, police said.

“Three to four militants wearing army fatigues attacked Rajbagh police station in Kathua district today (Friday) morning,” a senior police officer told here.

“They used automatic weapons and grenades to attack the police station.

“Two policemen have been killed in the encounter between the security forces and the militants,” the officer added.

Reinforcements from the army, paramilitary forces and state police have been rushed to spot, the officer said.

Reports said after killing the sentry at the police station’s guard post, the guerrillas entered the police station, 65 kms from here on the strategic Jammu-Pathankot national highway in Kathua district.

Traffic on the highway has been stopped after the attack around 6 a.m.

“The police station is 15 kms away from the international border and it is likely that the group of attackers crossed the border recently,” a senior intelligence officer told.

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.


9:38 AM: 1 civilian injured in the attack


9:37 AM: Army special forces reach Rajbagh, 9 CRPF Men of 121 Battalion injured in the


9:18 AM: Reportedly 2 security persons have martryed, 1 terrorist killed in attack at Rajbagh police station in Jammu’s Kathua district.


 9: 16 AM: Due to the militant attack, the Police Public Mela which was scheduled today, has been further postponed.


Jammu: Militants armed with automatic weapons and grenades attacked a police station in Kathua district of Jammu region on Friday, killing one policeman, an official said, adding a gunfight is still on.

“Militants used automatic weapons and hurled grenades at Rajbagh police station in Kathua district today (Friday) morning,” a senior police officer told.

“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.