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Jammu: Akhnoor on high alert post death of three GREF labourers

Three General Reserve Engineer Force Personnel Lost Their Lives On Monday Morning In An Attack On The BRO GREF Camp In Army District Of Akhnoor.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 09 Jan 2017, 11:01:10 AM

New Delhi:

Three civilians working as labourers were killed today in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a General Engineering Reserve Force camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu.

Two or more militants attacked the General Engineering Reserve Force (GREF) camp around 1 AM near LoC in Battal village, sources said.

Militants likely infiltrated from across the border to carry out the terror attack, sources said.

"At 1.15am there was attack on GREF platoon in Batla; 3 labourers killed 3; area cordoned off search operations on," Manish Mehta, Defence PRO said.

In the attack, three civilians were killed, they said, adding that the victims were working as labourers with GREF.

Troops along with the police have cordoned off the area and a counter operation has started, they said.

A senior police officer said all routes to the area have been plugged and the operation is in full swing.

What is GREF? 

General Reserve Engineer Force or GREF, along with Border Roads Engineering Service (BRES), form the parent cadre of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

BRO is the organisation responsible for development and maintenance of road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 09 Jan 2017, 07:27:00 AM

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