After 40 days, again the valley has shaken with another terror attack. Three labourers worked at the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) were killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu’s Akhnoor sector on Monday.
The area has been on high alert after the attack and a search operation is in progress. A police officer said around 2 am the terrorists attacked the GREF camp. He added, “Three labourers working for GREF were killed in the terror attack.” The entire area has been cordoned off.
Reports said the exact numbers of the terrorists were not confirmed and after the attack, they managed to escape. The attackers launched a strike on the camp in Battal village in Jourian area, near the border with Pakistan.
The GREF is the parent cadre force of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), it builds and maintains border roads in the country.
Sources said the militants infiltrated across the border to launch the attack. Officials said the terrorists were yet to be traced.
Last year, the last terror attack occurred on 29th November at the army camp in Nagrota area of Jammu. Terrorists in police uniforms attacked the army camp and killed seven soldiers including two officers. On the same day the militants had also attacked a Border Security Force camp in Samba district.
Also, the border area faced ceasefire violations repeatedly by Pakistan. Both the countries claimed civilian casualties in cross-border firing.
Defence experts blamed Pakistan for the militant attacks and said the world must do something to stop terrorism as Pakistan military establishment directly responsible for funding, training and helping terrorists to infiltrate in India.
Defence Expert Qamar Agha told ANI, “This is not the first time that such incident has taken place. A number of attacks have taken place this year. It should be condemned by all international community. I believe Pakistan is directly responsible for all these because these militants are being trained, funded and being helped to infiltrate in India by the Pakistani military establishment. So the Pakistanis are directly responsible for all these killings of innocent military forces. It is a sad day.”
Another defence expert Major General (retired) S.R. Sinha told ANI after the surgical strike Pakistan’s attack on India has increased. “The reason being is that the terrorists are the civilians paid by the Pakistanis financially and are trained by them and they know that they will get killed.”
He added the terrorists are now shifting their target area because of heavy snow in Jammu-Pathankot area.