Militants strike on eve of Modi visit to Jammu

An army jawan injured in an encounter with militants at Pindi village, in Arnia sector, about 45 km from Jammu, is being rushed to hospital on Thursday.  

In a terror strike on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Jammu division, militants wearing combat uniform attacked two Army bunkers close to the Pakistan border on Thursday. In the ensuing gun battle, 10 persons, including three civilians and as many Army men, were killed.

The deceased included four militants holed up in a bunker after possibly infiltrating into the Arnia sector from across the border in Jammu district. At least one militant was alive and the encounter was still on, police said. Tanks have been deployed in a possible move to blast the bunker. Mr. Modi is due to address a rally on Friday in Udhampur district.

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