Terrorists attack army camp in Nagrota, Jammu; two militants killed, three jawans injured

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A soldier stands guard during a gun battle with armed militants at Nagrota Army base, near Jammu on Tuesday.

Three jawans were killed and three injured in an attack by miltants early on Tuesday morning on an Army camp in Nagrota near Jammu.

One of the holed up militants is believed to be killed. Sources say two to three militants are still at large and have taken positions and are holed up inside concrete structures.

Local officials told The Hindu that militants and the security forces were engaged in gun battle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway near Nagrota, around 20 km from Jammu city.

They said the militants appeared in the area between 5.30 a.m. and 6 a.m. and attacked the Army camp.

All schools in Nagrota have been closed for the day, said an official.

3 militants killed

In a separate incident, three militants were killed in Ramgarh Sector in Jammu’s Samba district. The BSF spotted suspicious movement of militants using thermal imagers near the Chamliyal Border Outpost in the intervening night of November 28 and 29. The militants were holed up in a tubewell pump house in the fields, close to the International Border (IB).

The BSF confirmed that the gunfight is over and the area is being sanitised. Details of the operation, including the seizures, would be released once the operation is over, it said.

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