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.