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Jammu army camp attack: Security breached despite high alert around ‘Afzal Guru day’

News Summed Up 2018-02-11 05:30:00

The militant attack on an army camp in Jammu on Saturday came amid a high alert for potential terror strikes on the fifth anniversary of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging, exposing lapses in security measures around defence installations. Police officers and soldiers stand guard outside an army camp after militants attacked the camp in Jammu. (Reuters Photo)The central security official, however, said that “army installations in J&K are...have always been high on list of possible targets of Pakistani infiltrators”. The Pakistan-based JeM had raised an ‘Afzal Guru squad’ to avenge the hanging of the parliament attack mastermind in Tihar jail on February 9, 2013. In March 2015, at the site of an attack on a police post in Kathua and army camp in Samba, notes that the attack was the handiwork of the Afzal Guru squad were found.