Nagrota attack: Huge quantity of arms and ammunition recovered

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Jammu, Nov 30: The Army on Wednesday recovered huge quantities of arms, ammunition and other paraphernalia during the combing operations following the attack on an army camp in Nagrota, near Jammu.

The attack, which took place in early hours of Tuesday morning, targetted an army unit located three kilometres from the Corps Headquarters.


The terrorists, disguised in police uniform, forced their entry into the Officers Mess complex by throwing grenades and firing at the sentries, said an army statement.

They managed to enter two buildings occupied by soldiers and their families, and were planning for a hostage like situation.

"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," the statement further said.

Seven soldiers, including two Majors, were killed and three terrorists were gunned down during the operation. The attack is third such big strike after Pathankot and Uri attacks this year.

Reports state that the wives of the two army officers blocked the entry of their quarters with "the household items", making it difficult for the terrorists to break into the houses.

Interestingly, the attack took place on the day General Qamar Javed Bajwa took over as the chief of Pakistan army from General Raheel Sharif.

The incident also brings to light the increase in militant activity along the Indo-Pak border since India's surgical strikes last month.

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