Three Indian soldiers killed in held Kashmir army camp attack

Monday 09 January 2017 2 months ago 44   Srinagar   Print

Indian soldiers after army camp attack, File photo.

Report  Web desk : At least 3 Indian soldiers were killed in a suspected militant attack on a camp of Indian army General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) in India-held Kashmir on Monday morning. Two or three militants first lobbed grenades at the camp, situated in Battal village of Jourian near the Line of Control (LoC), and then opened fire, killing three civilians. The civilians killed in the attack were labourers, the report quoted Indian Defence PRO Manish Mehta as saying. After the firing stopped, the area was cordoned off and search operations went underway. Educational institutes in the area were closed for the day. The report said three militants were killed in exchange of fire with security forces at the battalion headquarters of 30 Rashtriya Rifles in Langate area. There was a stand-off firing for about 15-20 minutes when the militants opened fire at around 5am, The Hindu quoted an army official as saying. The troops were on alert and the attack was foiled, he said.