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.....
    1. 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 .
      1. 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.
          1. L
            Nov 29, 2016 at 6:03 am
            How terrorists are entering high security areas of ARMY?
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