The Congress Party on Thursday condemned the twin militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, and said it is aimed at obstructing the peace talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
“We strongly condemn this. It is to obstruct talks between Indo-Pak PMs due to be held in US,” Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal.
In a major attack, the militants have killed at least 12 people in a police station and an army cantonment in Jammu and Kashmir this morning.
Over a dozen people are injured.
The militants first attacked a police station in Hiranagar of Kathua district, killing four police personnel and two civilians.
The militants then rushed towards Samba and entered the army cantonment area. The militants started firing inside the army area, initiating the encounter with the security personnel.
A gun-battle is still on. Further details are still awaited.