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Kathua terror attack: Terrorists struck 2 trucks using armour-piercing bullets
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Kathua terror attack: Terrorists struck 2 trucks using armour-piercing bullets

| @indiablooms | 09 Jul 2024, 08:49 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: The terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Monday afternoon that killed five soldiers and injured five others was a coordinated strike on two trucks carrying at least 12 troops, media reports said.

The terrorists targeted the trucks, which were around 500 metres apart, with grenades and, in worrying signs, used armour-piercing bullets (i.e., those tipped with hardened steel) and an M4 assault rifle.

Senior cops - including Director-General of Police RR Swain, J&K's senior-most officer - and high-ranking Army officials met in Kathua on Tuesday to review the situation and response to the attack.

The area remains under high security and a search op is still in force but, so far, there is no clue about who the terrorists were or what group they might represent.

Over the last 32 months, 44 soldiers have been killed in the Jammu region, which was believed to be free from terrorism.

After almost every attack, the terrorists manage to escape without any casualties.

The Kathua attack was the second strike on the Army in the past two days. On Sunday, they attacked an Army camp in Rajouri. One soldier was injured but the attack was repulsed.

As per reports, over 60 foreign terrorists - trained in jungle warfare - may be operating in the Jammu region alone, even as the shadow of fear has spread across all 10 districts of the province.

After twin attacks in Rajouri (in November and December), the Army said the foreign terrorists may have been trained in different countries, like Afghanistan and Pakistan. Besides state-of-the-art weapons, they are equipped with mini-satellite comm systems that are difficult to intercept.

India has vowed to avenge the Kathua attack.

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