In a suicide attack by suspected terrorists, 3 soldiers were killed in Army camp in Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir.
Army camp in Chowkibal’s Panzgam area in district Kupwara in Kashmir was attacked by a group of suspected militants this Morning. 3 soldiers have been killed in the firing. Forces have killed 2 militants and 2 are still believed to be inside the Camp. There are reports of 5 injured soldiers having been shifted to a hospital in Srinagar.
Army spokesperson has confirmed the attack; “Terrorist attack on Army garrison in Panzgam. Two terrorists have been killed. Three soldiers including an Officer martyred. Search ops in progress”.
The suspected militants, believed to have crossed over from Pakistan, sneaked into the camp around 4am. To target the soldiers, the militants have been reported to use guns and grenades. The area has been cordoned off by the army which also includes a nearby forest area. The firing went on for around four hours. As per the reports from Army, the search operations are still on.
Recently on 1st April, terrorists had injured two soldiers when they opened file on the army convoy at the outskirts of Srinagar. In another major terror attack, three soldiers were killed in Nagrota of Jammu & Kashmir on 29th November last year. Heavily armed suicide attackers forced their entry into the army artillery. 19 Indian soldiers were killed in another attack in Uri in September last year.
This incident is going to further strain the relations of India-Pakistan. India has been accusing Pakistan of sheltering and supporting militant outfits but Pakistan has been refuting all claims.