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Three dead in terror attack on GREF camp in J&K's Akhnoor sector

India TV News Desk Srinagar 09 Jan 2017, 9:41:05 IST
India TV News Desk

At least three contractual labourers with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF)  were killed after heavily armed terrorists attacked a GREF camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor district.

The attack took place in Battal area near the international border, police said.

A high alert has been sounded at all Army camps following the infiltration.
 
The attack took place around 7 am. Gun shots were heard and the area was cordoned off by security forces. according to an ANI report.
 

"The attack has taken place in the morning. Reinforcements have been rushed to tackle the terrorists," a senior police officer said in Jammu.

The GREF is the parent cadre force of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that builds and maintains border roads in the country.

Police, Army and village defence committees have also been put on high alert in Akhnoor sector as the assembly is in session.