Twin attacks are a major security failure: anti-terror outfit

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Kathua, Sept 27: Condemning the twin terror attacks in Jammu region, All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) chairman M S Bitta today said the militant strikes were a major security failure.

"The Jammu and Kashmir government has failed on the security front as this is a major security lapse that the three terrorists first target the Hiranagar police station and then the Army Camp at Samba," Bitta said.

Bitta visited the police station which came under the militants' attack and met the families of those killed in attack in Hiranagar area of Kathua district yesterday. He alleged that J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had been focusing only on the Kashmir Valley and had left those living near the borders in Jammu to fend for themselves.

Omar is playing the vote bank politics and does not care for the common man, he alleged. Bitta appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to call off his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday.

Dressed in army fatigues, terrorists stormed a police station and then an army camp killing 10 people including an army officer in twin 'fidayeen' attacks after they sneaked in from across the border yesterday.

PTI

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