Srinagar: Army on Tuesday said a group of heavily armed militants disguised in police uniform targeted an Army unit located three kilometers from the Corps Headquarters at Nagrota.
“The terrorist forced their entry into the Officers Mess complex by throwing grenades and firing at the sentries. In the initial counter action, one officer and three soldiers of the Army were martyred. The terrorist entered two buildings which were occupied by Officers, families and men. This led to a hostage like situation”, defense spokesman CoL NN Joshi said in a statement to KNS.
“The situation was very quickly contained and thereafter, in a deliberate operation all were successfully rescued, which included 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children. However, in this rescue attempt one more officer and two jawans sacrificed their lives. Bodies of Three terrorists have been recovered and operations are in progress to sanities the complete area”, he added.