Militants kill three Indian soldiers in attack on base in Kashmir

Militants kill three Indian soldiers in attack on base in Kashmir

Militants kill three Indian soldiers in attack on base in Kashmir

In the retaliatory fire from the Army, Two terrorists were also killed in the attack.

Three Army men were on Thursday killed in a terrorist attack at an Army camp in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.

Now a heavy gunbattle is underway between the army and terrorists, the army is likely to begin the search operation as soon as the battle ends. The army suspects that more than two militants attacked the base and could be hiding in the camp. Reports said two of the injured soldiers were in critical condition.

During the attack, that is being dubbed as a Uri style attack, five Indian soldiers were left injured and were subsequently rushed to Srinagar. "A search operation is underway".

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A defence ministry spokesman said a group of militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons and hurling grenade at the main gate of an Army camp at Panzgam in Kupwara district under the cover of darkness. It was in retaliation to that the attack that India had carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC). It was also believed to be involved in the Pathankot terror attack a year ago on an Indian Air Force base.

The political fraternity has come together in condemning the attack and also pay their tributes to the slain soldiers.

Union Home Minister today hold a meeting with an inter-ministerial team to review the implementation of development package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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