At least three contractual labourers with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) were killed after heavily armed terrorists attacked a GREF camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor district.
The attack took place in Battal area near the international border, police said.
#FLASH J&K: Three GREF personnel have lost their lives in attack on GREF camp in Akhnoor; area cordoned off.— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2017
"The attack has taken place in the morning. Reinforcements have been rushed to tackle the terrorists," a senior police officer said in Jammu.
The GREF is the parent cadre force of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that builds and maintains border roads in the country.
Police, Army and village defence committees have also been put on high alert in Akhnoor sector as the assembly is in session.