Seven soldiers including two officer have been Martyred in a major terror attack on an army artillery unit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota on Tuesday morning. Heavily armed suicide attackers entered the unit at 5.30 am with grenades and forced their way in. Three terrorists are believed to have been killed but more are still hiding.
The terrorists – there were reportedly four – fired indiscriminately at the Officers’ Mess before storming the building.
Nagrota, which is around 20 km from Jammu, 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 camp is surrounded by thick forests and a river flows just behind it.
The army has cordoned off the area and all schools have been shut down. Traffic has been stopped on the highway, which is very close to the camp.