Nagrota attack: Three armymen killed as terrorists storm Army camp

Significantly, the attack comes three days after Pakistan approached India for talks

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: November 30, 2016 11:46 am
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Three army men were killed on Tuesday as three-four terrorists stormed into an Army camp in Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu city. Although the terrorist involved in the attack have been reportedly killed, the operation by Army troops against terrorists holed up inside the camp is still underway. Though there had been no official word from army in the matter, sources said that there has been no firing from terrorists side since 12.30 noon. For the last one hour, only speculative fire by army troops is being heard from inside the army camp. Though all the terrorists appear to be killed, they are moving slowly by firing speculative fire to rule out possibility of any surviving terrorist hiding inside the officers mess building. Apart from this, before moving ahead the troops have also to see that there are not booby traps laid by terrorists so as to avoid any collateral damage on their side.

Significantly, the attack comes three days after Pakistan approached India for talks so as to de-escalate tension along the borders between two countries.

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Army officials confirmed that terrorists had entered the premises of 166 army unit stationed at Nagrota-based 16 Corps headquarters. Sources said the terrorists appear to have entered the army unit around 5 am.

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However, how they managed to enter inside the well-fortified premises is yet to be known, said sources, adding it has an army firing range on its one side and a nursery on the other side.

The area was cordoned off and no vehicle was being allowed to ply on the road passing outside the 16 Corps headquarters. All the educational institutions were closed in Nagrota tehsil.

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    Gitagobinda Bedanta
    Apr 27, 2017 at 11:34 am
    This is really a heartbreaking news for every Indian that 3 soldiers killed...... Surprising news is 30terrorist are moving freely..... What happened to our system??? We ,people of India, expect a perfect reply from our army.....
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      Rakesh Kochhar
      Nov 29, 2016 at 8:30 am
      Why is security being breached again and again ? There doesn't seem to be any accountability . There's no point in blamin stan . What else can you expect from the enemy ? Our defence is week , we allow infiltration because we are ready to sell our motherland for money . That's the hard fact . It's Salwibder Singh one day and another one the next time .
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        farzi kumar
        Nov 29, 2016 at 5:22 am
        This is supposed to be farewell gift for pak army chief by the pak army whose retirement was ruined by surgical strike and indian agressive response of ceasefire violation. lt;br/gt;This attack was expected by the indian intelligence and yet it happened. lt;br/gt;Now only thing indian troops need to do is finish the encounter fast and give rahil sharif a ARMY STYLE PAYBACK gift
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          Zakir Naik
          Nov 29, 2016 at 4:52 am
          It's an internal revolt of Indian Army where Sikh and Muslim Soldier stand their ground against Hindu Indian army at Pathan kot, Halwara, Jam Nagar, Uri, Sri Nagar and in Kashmir. Have you ever thought that how first the line of control which is the most heavily militarised and fortified area in the world and then Brigade Headquarter in Uri and the biggest Air Headquarter in Pathankot was breached where militants came inside caused death, destruction and Mayhem for days. There cannot be any other reason beside insider job. Sikh and Muslim soldiers hate Hindus and because of this internal rift Indian army blame stan that has absolutely no part in this attacks. By the way there was atleast one soldier died in today's attack and more are seriously hurt.
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            Lovely
            Nov 29, 2016 at 6:03 am
            How terrorists are entering high security areas of ARMY?
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              Lovely
              Nov 29, 2016 at 9:42 am
              Your talking like Italian Pappu, who is yet start his nursery,be careful before commenting.
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                khan
                Nov 29, 2016 at 10:51 am
                Don't be emotional. In fact he is pointing to a serious problem
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                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Nov 29, 2016 at 6:19 am
                  Terrorist entering army and BSF camps without detection is a security concern,----if they can enter army posts so easily and roam around so freely,---just imagine how many of them are inside and scattered all over India already????serously this cannot be possible without an inside job,---its either there's some army personnel in disguise or traitors ping on confidential secrets and movements of Indian army to enemies,----sir MODIJI needs to re-consider and discuss this concerns with the Armes highest levels and start making changes ASAP.
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                    prakash
                    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:26 am
                    This person is Hallucinating. He must be high on drugs.
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                      Ind
                      Nov 29, 2016 at 7:05 am
                      So when is feku launching another fake surgical strike. As SC said, they carried out carpet bombing against 1.25cr. people. public is fed of lies.
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                        Arjun
                        Nov 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm
                        Why not? He brought manmohansingh into everything when UPA was in rule. Afterall, modi wad the one who was chestthumping after surgical strikes
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                          Amit
                          Nov 29, 2016 at 4:35 am
                          Unless these katmullaz are not dragged out of their houses and sh ot in the hea d they won't allow us to live. JandK should be handed over to Army/BSF/CRPF/ITBP and each and every inch of territory should be cleaned of these jiha diz
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                            ABH NMA
                            Nov 29, 2016 at 3:31 pm
                            Nagrota Cantonment located in Nagrota, which is the home of 16 Corps, the largest Corps in the Indian Army and also world's largest corp.lt;br/gt;Brave Indian soldiers, fighting outside as well as inside the country.Rest in peace soldiers.
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                              ajay singh
                              Nov 29, 2016 at 10:25 am
                              Time has come for Army man to perform duty and stop Batmanship, sevadari. etc
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                                Goyal Anandilal
                                Nov 29, 2016 at 11:29 am
                                Why terrorist attacks when demonetisation by Modiji is in fullest swing.lt;br/gt;Who is funding the terrorists now,so as to make them powerful and attacking mode.
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                                  Amit Manjul
                                  Nov 29, 2016 at 4:14 am
                                  How are the army perimeters being breached time and again and again....that too in forward areas which are supposed to be on high alert
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                                    rajiv
                                    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:05 am
                                    Please consult your nearest MENTAL hospital.
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                                      Anmol
                                      Nov 29, 2016 at 5:24 am
                                      Though it is important to know how they were able to enter the army camp but it is also important to know how desperate stan is .if we look at last 2 months .they have tried multiple attempts to enter and carry out such attacks but one should also know when some is desperate it will get something out of its desperation but at a huge cost. I agree that such incidents have increased but we must not question army chief and modi governments stand because policies take time to solidify and mature, stan wants to derail us from the our new aggressive stance. So I ask understand this don't be inpatient.
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                                        Ashish Pandey
                                        Nov 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm
                                        Have you ever seen an Army Cantonment first hand ? Most of them are the size of medium size towns. Please do not insult our army just to satisfy your anti-nationalist urging. !!! Got it Mr JAMHURA ?!!!
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                                          Dash
                                          Nov 29, 2016 at 5:58 am
                                          Lonng term solution-divide Pak. Modi ji should hasten the process.
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                                            Dash
                                            Nov 29, 2016 at 6:00 am
                                            Uneducated fellows are blaminh Modi. O s,do i remember 26/11,Hemraj case? Was Modi PM then? Porkistaan's bern wagong jihad since 1947.
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