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Attack an attempt to derail India-Pak dialogue, says Omar

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Jammu: Condemning the attacks, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Obdullah said the aim of terrorists is to "derail" the proposed dialogue between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan.

Talking to reporters in Sringar, Omar held forces inimical to the interest of peace in Kashmir responsible for the dastardly attack.

In New Delhi, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said, "We are in the process of inquiring into the attacks".

Giving details of the attacks, IGP, Jammu region, Rajesh Kumar said in the first strike in Kathua, three to four militants came in an autorickshaw and killed the guard at the police station.

They then barged into the police station where they killed three persons, he said.

"Subsequently, they took a truck and injured the truck driver on the spot. Then they headed towards the national highway along with the truck driver.

"After sometime they abandoned the truck. They may have taken another vehicle from there and reached the army camp in Samba. The encounter is going on. Additional forces of CRPF, army and police are there," Kumar said.

Sources in Delhi said a 16 Cavalry formation is stationed in Samba.

The attacks were condemned by BJP which said it showed that Pakistan is continuing with its strategy to strike at will through proxy war of terror.

"The Prime Minister had himself assured the nation through both Houses of Parliament after 26/11 and after beheading of two soldiers that second time we will not hold talks with Pakistan till it takes minimal action against terror," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

"But what are we seeing today that Pakistan land is being used to attack and conduct terror attacks in India," he said.

PTI

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