Nagrota attack: Army rescues 16 hostages, combing ops resume


New Delhi, Nov 30: Amid the attack on Nagrota camp on Tuesday, Indian Army rescued 16 hostages including 12 soldiers and 4 civilians. The search operation was started again on Wednesday morning to wipe out the militants.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag reached the site of the attack – Nagrota Corps headquarter – today to review the situation.

“Combing operation resumed this morning at the camp. The area is to cleared”, a senior Army officer said.

“Operation is on to see whether there is presence of any other militant in the area. We cannot take chances”, he said.

Yesterday, Militants attacked the army camps which led to the death of 7 army personnel, including two Major-rank officers. Also, 8 other securitymen were injured. Though Six militants, those who were armed, were killed in the encounter.

In one incident, a group of heavily-armed militants in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota, about three kms from the Corps headquarters on the outskirts of Jammu city.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three millitants 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. All were rescued.

Three militants were gunned down by BSF in Ramgarh area of Samba near the International Border after an encounter that lasted several hours and was followed by intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops. Four security personnel, including BSF DIG, were injured in this incident.

Wefornews Bureau

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