(Pics) Stronger surveillance needed to prevent terror attacks: Omar

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Jammu, Sept 27: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that surveillance is needed to be strengthened in the state to prevent terrorist attacks like the twin strikes at Samba and Kathua.

"While expressing sorrow over the loss of civilians and security force personnel in the twin terrorist attacks, the Chief Minister stressed the need for further strengthening the surveillance and security measures to avoid such strikes in future," an official spokesman said.

Omar reviewed the functioning of the security grid in the state at a meeting of Unified Headquarters here in the wake of yesterday's terror attacks.

"Top brass of Army, security forces, police and civil administration was present in the meeting in which the Chief Minister was apprised of the details of operations conducted to combat the terrorist attacks," the spokesman said.

He said that Omar, who is camping here since yesterday, was also briefed about the functioning of security grid in the state. "He was also briefed about the coordination between various security agencies to anticipate and combat terrorist attacks," the spokesman said.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, GOC-in-C Northern Command Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, Principal Secretary, Home, Suresh Kumar, Director General Police, Ashok Prasad and senior officers of the army, intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces.

Terrorists had yesterday stormed a police station and an army camp in Jammu region, killing 10 people including an army officer in twin 'fidayeen' attacks after they sneaked in from across the border.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inspects the police station at Hira Nagar which was attacked by militants in Jammu on Thursday.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah meets injureds of militant attacks at the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu on Thursday.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah meets family members of martyred PCO owner Suresh Kumar killed in militants attack in Jammu on Thursday.

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An injured is shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu after militants attacked a police station in Kathua and army camp at Samba on Thursday.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah along with ministers paying tributes in Jammu on Thursday to the policemen who were killed in militants' attacks in Kathua and Samba.

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Dead bodies of three millitants who attacked police station in Kathua and army camp at Samba on Thursday.

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Bodies of army jawans killed in militant attacks being sent to their homes from Jammu airport on Thursday.

PTI

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