Two soldiers have been killed in a terror attack on an army artillery unit in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. Firing is still on between the army and the terrorists.
The terrorists threw grenades at the camp in Nagrota, around 20 km from Jammu and on the highway, at 5.30 am and opened fire. A major and a jawan were killed. Around two-three terrorists are believed to be hiding in the officers’ mess.
Nagrota 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.
In a second incident, the Border Security Force intercepted a group of terrorists attempting to cross over at the International Border at Ramgarh in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector. Firing is still on between the soldiers and the terrorists.
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.