In a fierce encounter on Tuesday, seven Indian soldiers were killed in Jammu and Kashmir as six heavily-armed militants stormed into the military base at Nagrota headquarter.
Seven soldiers including two officers were killed in the hours-long encounter. Reportedly, around 5:30 am, the group of militants dressed as policemen launched grenade attack, opened gunfire and broke into the base, which is home to over 1000 officers. According to official statement, the militants created a “hostage-like” situation.
After three militants were gunned down in a massive fire exchange at the base, 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children were rescued. Other three militants were killed by BSF in Ramgarh area of Samba near the International Border.
The Nagrota attack is second such attack on military base in the last two months. A similar terrorist attack in Uri in September killed 19 Indian soldiers.
After the incident, an intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops were reported.