Nagrota: Terror Attack on Army Camp, 3 Soldiers Killed

World - Pavan Pandey - Nov 30,2016

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Three soldiers (including a major) were killed, while one got injured in a terror attack on an army camp on Tuesday in Nagrota, Jammu & Kashmir.  

Four to five armed militants attacked an army cantonment in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota (India) at around 5:30 am on Tuesday morning. Serious firing between the terrorists and security forces have intensified the situation in the surrounding area. According, to the BSF (Border Security Force) officials, a total three militants are killed by the Indian security forces during the retaliatory crossfire.

This morning the group of militants started firing and throwing grenades near the mess area of the cantonment of Nagrota tehsil located on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

The Indian army has cordoned off the entire area and have asked schools & shops; whereas, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been closed for avoiding traffic in Nagrota Tehsil. The Deputy Commissioner of Jammu, Mr. Simrandeep Singh said, the officials have ordered the closure of all schools and education organizations in Nagrota tehsil in view of the terror attack.

Defence PRO, Mr. Manish Mehta also stated over the Nagrota attack, “We will share information after the operation is over. Firing is going on but situation under control.” 

The 166 field regiment camp is situated in the Garrison town of Nagrota nearby the headquarters of army’s 16 corps in Jammu and Kashmir. The 16 corps is a massive military formation of the Indian army that defends the borders and fights terrorists in Jammu.

This is the second attack on Indian army forces under three months; the first one was on September 18 when a group of suspected Pakistani militants attacked an army camp in Uri and a total 19 soldiers were killed in this attack.

As per current reports on Wednesday, 7 soldiers have been killed in the attack without any further news about the remaining militants.