Three army men were martyred and two terrorists were killed after militants today attacked an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, according to PTI report. It has been learned that heavily armed terrorists attacked the camp this morning. An officer is among the three Army men who have been killed in the attack. Meanwhile, reports state that two more terrorists are still holed up and attempts are being made to smoke them out. The entire area has been cordoned off and search operations are underway. The location of the under attack-camp is close to the Line of Control (LoC). Also elements of Special Forces have reached the place of action, as per ANI report. Militants, suspected to be of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed the battalion camp which is in-charge of road opening duties on the crucial roads in this area, as per PTI report.
Yesterday, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid had reviewed the overall security scenario in the state, while discussing arrangements for the ‘Darbar Move’ from the winter capital to Srinagar. In a video interaction with the senior officers of various wings of the police, the DGP stressed the need for area domination, especially along Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the security of Srinagar-based employees moving from Jammu on April 29 and 30, as per PTI report.
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Similarly, the Jammu-based employees would move towards the summer capital on May 6 and May 7. Vaid called for synergised mechanism to ensure safe and hassle-free movement of employees as also the official records.
He particularly stressed the need for regulation of traffic along the highway and the twin cities. For this, he sought regular monitoring by seniors of the police.
The DGP also instructed for beefing up of security in the summer capital to ensure smooth functioning of the offices.
He also asked the traffic police to redouble their efforts to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
The DGP also issued instructions for setting up of police assistance booths, deployment of recovery vans and mobile police control vans for assistance of moving employees and the general public.
Vaid discussed in detail the prevailing law and order situation across the state and called for close rapport between the police and security forces for ensuring peace and normalcy.