2 terrorists shot dead in J&K army camp attack, 3 Soldiers Killed

Two terrorists had barged into the army camp, who were later shot dead by the soldiers. Two soldiers were also wounded.

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Three soldiers died in combat in a pre-dawn suicide attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri. Two terrorists had barged into the army camp, who were later shot dead by the soldiers. Two soldiers were also wounded.

The terrorists started heavy firing after they sweep into the army camp at Darhal area in Rajouri district, after which the army retaliated. The army announced five soldiers were injured in the attack and both the terrorists were killed in the firing.

“Someone (terrorists) tried to cross the fence of Army camp at Pargal. Sentry challenged and exchange of fire took place,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh told media.

Rajouri district and other parts of the Jammu region have largely been free from terrorism but over the last six months there have been a series of terrorist-related incidents in Jammu.

However, Police have concluded that the attack was done by the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror group. Police have recently caught a major Lashkar module in the area after the detention of Talib Hussain Shah, a BJP leader who was eventually renounced by the party. According to the police, Shah was part of a series of attacks in the area and had hidden a huge amount of arms and ammunition.

The attack comes just a day after police prohibited a major accident by recovering 25 kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Pulwama district of the union territory. Moreover, three LeT terrorists were also neutralised by security forces in Budgam. One of the dead terrorists was part of the killing of civilians Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat.