September 2001 News

Fidayeen attacks force red alert in Jammu

3 September 2001
The Indian Express

Jammu: A red alert has been sounded in Jammu division following increased attacks by fidayeens on police stations and government installations during the last 10 days, official sources said on Monday. District police chiefs have been instructed to remain vigilant and security has been beefed up around police stations, police posts and important government installations. They have also been asked to coordinate with intelligence agencies and security forces in tracking down the militant groups who have infiltrated from across the border, the sources said, adding special instructions have been given to maintain round the clock vigil, the sources added. Meanwhile, three police personnel, inspector Jhangirakhtar Khan and two constables, Raj Kumar and Amrit Singh, injured along with seven other cops in a fidayeen attack on district police lines in Doda town on Sunday evening, have been admitted in Udhampur military hospital for specialised treatment. Sub-inspector Gian Chand was killed in the attack. This was the second attack on police station in Jammu division by fidayeens during the last ten days. Earlier, seven cops were killed in an attack on Poonch police station on the intervening nights of August 23 and 24. Militants had also triggered a bomb near the wall of the office of SSP Poonch on September 1 in which three policemen, including an ASI, was injured.


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