Army camp, BSF troops attacked; 2 terrorists, 2 soldiers killed
Two Army personnel and two terrorists were killed, while one Border Security Force jawan was injured in two attacks by terrorists on Tuesday morning.
Terrorists opened heavy fire at an army camp in Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu in the wee hours of Tuesday.
A fierce gunbattle followed in which two armymen were killed, sources said.
Nagrota is the headquarters of the Army’s 16 corps.
In view of the attack, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed for traffic in the area. The district administration has closed all schools in Nagorta tehsil as a precautionary measure.
“We have ordered closure of all schools and education institutions in Nagrota tehsil in view of the terror attack,” Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.
An alert has been sounded in Jammu city.
Meanwhile, a BSF jawan was injured and two terrorists, trying to infiltrate, were killed in a gunbattle along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF troops picked up the movement of a group of suspected terrorists in Chambiliyal-Ramgarh sector of Samba district during pre-dawn time, a senior BSF officer said.
There was a firefight in which one BSF jawan suffered minor injuries, he said, adding the suspected terrorists have been shot down.
The operation is now over and the area is being snitised.