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Rajnath instructs Home Secretary to 'actively monitor' situation in Kathua

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday instructed the Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to actively monitor the situation after some unidentified men opened fire at the Rajbagh police station in Kathua district earlier this morning.



New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday instructed the Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to actively monitor the situation after some unidentified men opened fire at the Rajbagh police station in Kathua district earlier this morning.

"HM spoke to the DGP of J&K and the heads of other security agencies regarding the terrorist attack in Kathua district," the Home Minister's office tweeted.

"The Union Home Minister has instructed the Home Secretary to actively monitor the situation. The MHA is in touch with the agencies of J-K," it added.

According to reports, the militants attacked the police station at around 6.20 am this morning, killing one policeman.

Nine other people have also been injured till now, including seven from the CRPF, one policeman and one civilian.

An encounter is presently going on between the Security Forces and the gunmen.

Meanwhile, the Jammu-Pathankot national highway has been closed due to the attack.

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