An army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri was attacked early on Thursday local time. Three soldiers were killed and two were wounded. Among them, two militants were shot when they tried to enter the army camp. Two of them died. News from NDTV.
NDTV quoted Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh as saying, ‘Some militants tried to cross the fence of the army camp at Pargal. They exchanged fire with the guards. Both of them were injured and died. More forces have been sent to the army camp to secure the area.’
Rajouri district and other parts of Jammu region have been largely free of terrorism, but there have been several terrorist incidents over the past six months.
Police said the Lashkar-e-Taiba or LeT terrorist group was behind today’s attack.
Police recovered 25 kg improvised explosive device from Pulwama district of Union Territory on Wednesday. The attack happened the next day.
Earlier in 2016, 18 soldiers were killed in a similar terrorist attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
Police recently busted a major LeT module in Jammu and Kashmir by arresting Talib Hussain Shah, social media in-charge of BJP’s Minority Morcha in Jammu region. The BJP eventually rejected him. An earlier glitch in the online membership system allowed people to join the group without background checks.
According to the police, Talib Hossain Shah was involved in several attacks in the area. A large quantity of weapons was recovered from him.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to condemn the attack and express grief over the casualties.