Published On: Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Three soldiers martyred, two terrorists killed in attack on army camp in J&K’s Kupwara

Srinagar: Three army men including two jawans and an officer were martyred on Thursday morning when terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

He said that among the three soldiers martyred, was also a captain

However, in the ensuing gun-battle two of the terrorists said to be part of the fidayeens who attacked the army camp were also killed.

According to Defence Ministry Spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, “fidayeen terrorists attacked the Panzgam army camp in north Kashmir close to the Line of Control (LoC) around 4.30 am.”

He said that among the three soldiers martyred, was also a captain.

Defence sources said in the encounter with the fidayeen attackers, five soldiers were injured. All the injured soldiers were immediately airlifted to Srinagar for treatment, defence sources added.

Though the encounter has come to an end, searches were on inside the camp to ascertain whether or not a few of the terrorists managed to sneak into the camp.

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