Srinagar: Akhnoor has been put on high alert after three labourers working with the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) were killed in an attack on their camp on Monday.
Defence sources said that during the early hours of the night a militant attack took place in the general area, Pattal. There are about 10 GREF personnel and about8-10 casual labourers hired by the GREF, they said.
The area has been cordoned off and the operations against the attackers are presently going on, they added.
The GREF is the parent cadre force of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that builds and maintains border roads.