High alert has been sounded in Akhnoor and Khour area of Jammu and Kashmir after the terrorist attack on General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) camp in Akhnoor.

The militants attacked the GREF camp in Akhnoor near LoC on Monday morning and killed three GREF labourers. Schools and colleges in Akhnoor sub-division closed in wake of attack on GREF attack.

“Three civilians working as labourers with GREF were killed in a terror attack close to LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district,” reported PTI quoting Defense sources. The GREF camp is located 2km from Line of Control (LoC) in Abhor . The attack on GREF camp comes 40 days after terrorists attacked an army camp at Nagrota on November 30 last year.

The GREF is the parent cadre force of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). It builds and maintains border roads in the country. There are about 10 GREF personnel and about 8-10 casual labourers hired by the GREF.