Terrorists Attack Army Camp In Tangdhar Near LoC In Kupwara

25/11/2015 11:03 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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BONGAM, KASHMIR, INDIA - OCTOBER 21: Indian government forces stand guard during a gun battle between militants and Indian forces on October 21, 2015 in Bongam, 29 km (18 miles ) west of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir Kashmir, India. A local militant was killed and three Indian soldiers were wounded on October 21, in a gun battle between militants and Indian government forces in the Bongam village of Indian administered Kashmir. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

SRINAGAR -- Militants today attacked an Army camp in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control (LoC) using small arms and under barrel grenade launchers.

No casualties have been reported so far.

"There was a stand off fire from Kalsuri Ridge (in Tangdhar sector) towards an army camp this morning," an army official said.The militants attacked from the rear side of the camp at 6.15 AM, which resulted in few vehicles catching fire, defence sources said.

He said there was a brief lull before the militants opened fire again, triggering off a gunbattle, which was going on till last reports came in.

The official said the militants seem to be heavily armed as they used small fire arms and Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGLs) to carry out the attack.

All the attackers were killed along with a civilian in the gunfight.

After about seven hours of intense gunbattle, Army said all the three militants involved in the attack were killed

One civilian also lost his life in the incident, Army said

Tangdhar sector is close to the LoC in Kupwara district and has been used as an infiltration route in the past.

The official said it was not yet clear whether the militants were part of infiltrating group. "That is a matter of investigation. We can comment on it only after the operation is over," he added.

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