Seven Army personnel martyred in terror attack in Nagrota army base near Jammu
"A group of heavily armed terrorists, donning police uniforms, stormed an Army camp in Nagrota in Jammu region on Tuesday morning. In the gun battle that followed with the soliders, seven Army personnel, including two officers, were martyred. The terror attack came two months after Pakistani terrorists had struck at an Army camp in Uri in Kashmir Valley, near the Line of Control, and killed 19 soldiers. The attack at Nagrota, headquarter of the Army's 16 Corps, bore the same footprint as the terrorists used grenades and firing just before daybreak to gain entry into the army camp. They managed to force their way to buildings where army officers' families were staying, leading to a hostage-like crisis.According to Defence spokesperson Lt. Col Manish Mehta, two Army officers and five security forcesâ personnel lost their lives during the gun battle with terrorists while three terrorist were killed. The combing operation which has been halted will be launched in the morning on Wednesday.In another anti-terrorist operation at least 10 security personnel, including a BSF Deputy Inspector General, were wounded in Samba district. During an encounter in Ramgarh sector along the Indo-Pak international border in Samba district, the security forces there killed three heavily armed terrorist who had infiltrated. During this operation, seven security personnel including a BSF DIG were injured. The combing operation which has been halted will be launched on Wednesday morning. The security forces suffered serious injuries when an IED blast occurred while the bodies of the slain terrorists were being searched out."