Nagrota terror attack: Combing ops resume

New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 : Extensive combing operations resumed on Wednesday morning in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, where terrorists attacked as Army base in which seven defence personnel lost their lives.

Army spokesman, Lt. Col Manish Mehta said that search and combing operation began with first day light. A group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota in morning hours yesterday, triggering an intense gunbattle that lasted for hours.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed in an armed stand-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children being held captive.

Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the attack carried out by police uniformed and heavily armed terrorists on an army unit located three kilometers from the corps headquarters.

In another incident, three terrorists were gunned down by BSF in Ramgarh area of Samba sector near the International Border after an encounter that lasted several hours and was followed by intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops.

Source: ANI