Jammu attack alarms security grid in Kashmir

Srinagar: Following the militant attack in Jammu, authorities have beefed up the security here in the Valley.

Large contingents of Police and paramilitary troopers were deployed in strength and were conducting random checking of vehicles at dozens of places, mostly in Srinagar city including the commercial hub Lal Chowk.

The armored vehicles were seen stationed at many places across Srinagar city today since the wee hours of this morning, said witnesses.

However, the officials informed ‘Kashmir Vision’ that there are no inputs about any militant attack in Kashmir while the check points were set up for routine checking.

“The frisking started in the morning when a large contingent of force personnel reached the city centre in Police vehicles and started frisking of people and vehicles,” eyewitnesses said.

They also said that the commuters were asked to display their identity cards, besides the random frisking.

The check points were set up at various places soon after the militants stormed an Army camp at Sunjwan in Jammu.

Officials said that a group of militants believed to be around three in number attacked the Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu city in the early hours today, leaving two army officers dead and four army men injured, officials said.

They said the militants had entered from the rear side of Sunjwan Army camp where family quarters are located.

A Junior Commissioner Officer (JCO), a non-commissioned officer (NCO) and a militant has been killed in the attack so far.

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