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Jammu, November 29
Seven Army men were killed when a group of four heavily armed terrorists mounted a suicide attack on an army camp on edge of 16 corps headquarters at Nagrota early today morning, while the terrorists were killed in retaliatory action by the army.
According to sources, the dead include two officers and five other ranks. Besides about half dozen soldiers got injured in the attack on 116 Field Regiment.
Ealier it was told that One Major and two soldiers were killed when four heavily armed terrorists stormed the army camp at Nagrota which is headquarter of 16 Corps of Indian Army.
Later the sources told that the death toll on Army side had risn to seven.
Army’s Northern Command Spokesman in a Press Realease 14 hours after the incident read, ” In the early hours of 29 November 2016, a group of heavily armed terrorists disguised in police uniform targeted an Army unit located three kilometers from the Corps Headquarters at Nagrota. The terrorist forced their entry into the Officers Mess complex by throwing grenades and firing at the sentries. In the initial counter action, one officer and three soldiers of the Army were martyred. The terrorist entered two buildings which were occupied by Officers, families and men. This led to a hostage like situation.
The situation was very quickly contained and thereafter, in a deliberate operation all were successfully rescued, which included 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children. However, in this rescue attempt one more officer and two jawans sacrificed their lives. Bodies of three terrorists have been recovered and operations are in progress to sanities the complete area.”
The terrorists armed with grenades, assault rifles and other live ammunition followed a typical pattern of the fidayeen attack, lobbed grenades and opened heavy gun fire inflicting fatalities on the army side
The Nagrota army camp is spread over to miles in the hills and infested in jungles . Massive search operations have been launched.
This is the first major attack of the terrorists in Jammu region, while second in Jammu and Kashmir after September 18 Uri attack in which 19 soldiers lost their lives.
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