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3 army men among 10 killed in Jammu

3 army men among 10 killed in Jammu
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In a terror strike on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi\'s visit to Jammu Division, militants wearing combat uniform on Thursday attacked two Army bunkers close to Indo-Pak border, leaving 10 people including three civilians and as many Army men dead in a fierce gun battle with security forces.

Jammu: In a terror strike on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu Division, militants wearing combat uniform on Thursday attacked two Army bunkers close to Indo-Pak border, leaving 10 people including three civilians and as many Army men dead in a fierce gun battle with security forces. The dead also included four heavily armed militants. They were suspected to have infiltrated into Arnia sector from across the border in Jammu district to carry out a fidayeen attack.

  • PM scheduled to address rally in Jammu today

At least one militant was still taking refuge in a bunker and the encounter was underway, police said. The bunkers are abandoned and used only during war.

Modi is due to address a rally on Friday in Udhampur district, which is 100 km from Arnia. "Three civilians have lost their lives along with 3 Army personnel, my condolences to the families. 4 militants have been neutralised in Arnia," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted. "The timing of the attack in Arnia can't be a coincidence," he said, adding "Some things will never change, Saarc summit is on, Ind & Pak PMs (sic) at the same venue and a fierce encounter breaks out in Jammu."There were conflicting reports on the civilian casualty.

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