Domenica, 04 Dicembre, 2016

Three soldiers, five militants killed in two Jammu attacks

Soon after the attack the area was cordoned off by security forces Soon after the attack the area was cordoned off by security forces
Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 13:07

The incident has raised eyebrows of the Indian authorities as it was the most audacious attack on an Indian military base since Uri attack in September, when 19 soldiers were killed.

Seven Indian Army soldiers including two officers were killed when terrorists stormed an artillery unit in Nagrota in Jammu early this morning.

A senior army officer said that heavily-armed militants in police uniform stormed the 166 artillery unit, opening indiscriminate fire.

Nov 29, 2016- Militants have attacked an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir with grenades and gunfire, killing three soldiers, police sources told the BBC.

Some militants occupied the Officers' Mess where they took hostage 12 soldiers, two women and two children.

A defence statement said the bodies of three militants have been recovered and "operations are in progress to sanitise the complete area".

New Delhi blamed Pakistan-based militants and responded by launching what it called "surgical strikes" on militants across the heavily militarised border, sparking fury from Islamabad, which denied they took place.

In another gunfight, 70km from Nagrota, three Kashmiri fighters were killed and six BSF men, including a DIG, were injured near the International Border in Chamliyal area of Samba sector. All were later rescued, army spokesman said.

Four gunmen raided the large base in Nagrota just before dawn, and after a gun battle that lasted several hours security forces killed the attackers, army officials said.

While the combing operations are underway, the Army is investigating how the terrorists breached the high security cantonment. The Jammu-Srinagar highway has also been shut in view of the attack. "Three militants have been killed", army spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta told reporters.

Since then, militants have attacked security forces in at least a dozen strikes in Jammu and Kashmir.

On General Qamar Javed Bajwa taking over as Pakistan's new army chief succeeding Gen Raheel Sharif, Swarup he said, "Change of Army chief is internal matter of Pakistan, but we will judge Pak by its behaviour and its track record".

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