Fidayeen Terrorist Attack in Kashmir: A ‘fidayeen’ squad of militants in Army fatigues stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, killing three security personnel and leaving 11 others, including a deputy superintendent of police injured.
Two terrorists, who were members of a fidayeen squad which had infiltrated, were also killed in the subsequent encounter with security forces that ended around noon. This is the first major militant attack in the state since the formation of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state on 1 March.
Police officers said a group of two militants of a ‘fidayeen’ squad stormed Rajbagh Police Station in the wee hours and opened indiscriminate fire.
“It is a fidayeen attack,” IGP Jammu Danish Rana said. “Two militants have been killed. Operation has ended. Besides two CRPF men, a policeman also died in the encounter”, Rana told reporters in Kathua.