Indian Forces, Militants Trade Fire in Kashmir

At least seven Army personnel - two officers and five jawans - were killed when a group of heavily armed terrorists, disguised in police uniform, attacked an Army unit located three kilometres from the 16 Corps Headquarters at Nagrota near here.

Militants attacked an army base near the Indian city of Jammu on Tuesday, killing three security personnel before soldiers cornered them inside the complex, officials said.

During this period, the wives of two army officers displayed huge courage and used household items to block the entry of terrorists.

Reports from BSF said the blast took place after forces were removing the body of one of the three militants killed in the gunfight from the site of the firefight (near zero line of International Border BOP Fatwal). Several security personnel, including a BSF DIG, have also been injured in the attacks.

Nagrota, about 20kms from Jammu, is the headquarters of a major battalion of the Indian army comprising border security forces and counter-terror troops. The Nagrota Terror Attack is the latest major attack in the ongoing boom of intrusion by the terrorist from the other side of LoC. "Such dastardly acts won't lower our resolve to fight terrorism", the Chief Minister was quoted as saying on the twitter handle of her party PDP.

Earlier in the day, media reported that the attack had claimed lifes of three India's servicemen.

Seven Indian soldiers, including two officers, were killed when armed men attacked an army base in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, in view of the attack, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed for traffic in the area.

The militants then stormed the base and made their way inside the camp, lobbing grenades and drawing troops into exchanging fire, said another police officer, S.P. Vaid.

It was the most audacious attack on an Indian military base since a September 18 assault at an army base in the town of Uri.

Throughout the morning hours, Pakistan kept firing intermittently to provide cover to the militants, it said. "From the explosives recovered it appears that terrorist wanted to blow-up rail tracks, the ammunition recovered from them enough to for two days", senior BSF officials told Huffington Post.

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