Villagers earlier today reported of suspicious movements in the area, which is when search operations were launched by the police and the military forces in Kathua. Superintendent of Police of Kathua, Mohan Lal said,"We have launched a search operations, but haven't found anything yet. We are not taking any chances. The combing operations are on."
The twin-militant attack earlier on September 26 on the police station in Hiranagar and the army camp in Samba claimed the lives of 10 persons, including a Lieutenant Colonel, three army jawans and four police officers.
The attacks came as a clear signal from Pakistan that they were not ready for peace talks yet, even when the country Premiers were planning a peace talk during the Bilateral summit in New York. Condemning the attacks were both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif.
However, Singh toning down on expectations from the talk said "I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif even though the expectations have to be toned down given the terror arm which is still active in our sub-continent."