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Rajnath reviews security in JK; NSA Doval, Home Secy attend

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

For the second consecutive day, today reviewed the security situation in and Kashmir, where two terror attacks in three days left 10 people, including 6 Army men, dead, an said. During a half an hour meeting, the took stock of the prevailing situation in the troubled state, which saw an attack on an Army camp in and a gunfight between security forces and militants in The stressed the need for immediate action to check infiltration attempts from across the border, the home ministry said. Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary and of intelligence agencies attended the meeting. Singh was briefed about the steps taken for strengthening the perimeter security of camps and bases of security forces in and Kashmir, the said. The was informed that the highest level of security had been put in place in the entire state and steps were being taken to foil attempts by terrorists to attack security forces. Six Army men, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and the father of a soldier were killed by terrorists who struck at the sprawling camp of the 36 Brigade of the and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) on Saturday. Three heavily armed terrorists were also killed in the encounter. Security forces killed two LeT terrorists who hid in a building after a failed attempt to attack a CRPF camp, ending a 32-hour gunbattle in downtown A paramilitary jawan was also killed in the ensuing gunfight yesterday.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:25 IST
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