Three soldiers were killed in a terror attack on an army artillery unit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota on Tuesday morning.
Firing has been on for hours between the army and the terrorists, who attacked the camp around 5.30 am with grenades.
Four terrorists are believed to be hiding in the camp.
Nagrota, which is around 20 km from Jammu, is the headquarters of the army’s 16 Corps, a massive military formation that defends the borders and fights terrorists in the greater Jammu region.
The army has cordoned off the area and all schools have been shut down. Traffic has been stopped on the highway, which is very close to the camp.
J&K: Exchange of fire between Army and terrorists in Nagrota. (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/HfuMVb0TWT
— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2016
In another incident, the Border Security Force intercepted a group of terrorists and killed two of them while they were attempting to cross over at the International Border at Ramgarh in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector.
There has been a spurt in attacks and infiltration attempts by terrorists from across the border over the past few weeks.
In September, 19 soldiers were killed when terrorists from Pakistan attacked an army base in Uri. A few days later, the army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control targeting staging areas for terrorists planning to attack Indian cities.