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Militants attack police station, army camp; 12 killed

Militants attack police station, army camp; 12 killed

Jammu: In a twin terror attack, three heavily -armed militants dressed in army fatigues Thursday stormed a police station and an army camp in Jammu region killing 12 people including a Lieutenent Colonel, casting a shadow on the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah confirmed the attack and said that twelve people had been killed in the shootout.

Abdullah said reports have been received that "12 people have been killed".

"...I would speculate that this infiltration probably took place between 12-24 hours," he said.

He added: "Encounter is on at army camp."

The attack came a day after the Prime Minister left for the US where he is scheduled to meet Sharif on Sunday for talks which have been opposed by BJP.

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