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Jammu, March 21: Militants on Saturday launched an attack on an army camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
“Militants early this morning attacked theMesar camp of 82 armoured regiment in Samba district. They are using grenades and automatic gunfire to carry out the attack. Most likely, two militants are involved in the attack,” a senior police officer told IANS. (ALSO READ: Jammu and Kashmir militant attack risks pilgrim’s life) Also Read - Major Crackdown: No Passport Security Clearance & Govt Jobs to Stone Pelters in J&K

“Reinforcements are being rushed to the camp to ensure that the militants do not escape,” he added. A pilgrim bound for the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir was critically injured when militants on Saturday morning launched an attack on an army camp in Samba district, police said. A resident of Uttar Pradesh was critically injured in the militant attack on the Mesar camp of 82 armoured regiment in Samba district. He was rushed to the Samba district hospital where doctors referred him to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment, a senior police officer said. Also Read - Pulwama Attack Conspirator & JeM Chief Masood Azhar's Kin Killed in J&K Encounter

The Mesar camp was also attacked on September 26, 2013 by militants after they had attacked the Hiranagar police station in Kathua district. Twelve people had been killed in that attack. On Friday, six people including two militants were killed in a similar attack on the Rajbagh police station in Kathua district.