Dressed in army uniform, militants stormed a police station and then an army camp in Jammu region killing ten people including an army officer in twin suicide attacks after they sneaked in from across the border early on Thursday morning, barely three days ahead of a meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan.

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The three heavily armed militants, believed to be from banned Pakistan-based terror group LeT who were holed up in the camp of the cavalry armoured unit at Samba for several hours after they barged into the Officers mess, have been killed during a fierce gunfight, Army officials said in Delhi.

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The bodies of the three terrorists between 16 to 19 age group are in the custody of the Army, they added.

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In the worst terror attack on a security establishment in Jammu region in 10 years, six people including four policemen were killed in the strike on Hiranagar police station in Kathua close to the International Border by the militants while four army personnel including a Lieutenant Colonel died in the attack in Samba, officials said.
     
Lt Col Bikramjeet Singh, the second-in-command of the unit stationed at the camp, was among the three slain Army personnel. The unit's Commanding Officer (CO) Col A Uthaiah, who was among the three injured at the Army Camp, has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit(ICU) at a military hospital in Pathankot.

(Agencies)

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