Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Another Attack On An Indian Military Base In Kashmir
VOA: Soldiers, Militants Killed in Attack on Indian Camp in Jammu and Kashmir
NEW DELHI — Three Indian soldiers and three attackers were killed when armed militants stormed an army base in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state early Tuesday. The latest attack is likely to further heighten tensions between India and Pakistan, whose ties hit a low point following a September attack on an Indian army camp in the disputed Kashmir region.
The soldiers and militants were killed in a gunbattle that raged for many hours after militants lobbed grenades and opened fire while trying to enter the Nagrota base, a major army camp that is one of the four command centers in Kashmir.
Nagrota lies about 20 kilometers from Jammu on the main highway that connects Kashmir’s two main cities of Srinagar and Jammu.
Defense Ministry spokesman, Manish Mehta said “early morning the encounter took place. The situation is under control.”
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Update #1: Kashmir clashes: Indian soldiers killed in Nagrota camp attack (BBC)
Update #2: India-Pakistan Conflict Update: 3 Indian Soldiers, 4 Terrorists Killed In Militant Attack in Jammu (International Business Times)
WNU Editor: This has been a deadly year .... Terror deaths: 2016 is already Jammu and Kashmir’s bloodiest year in half a decade (Quartz).