JAMMU -- Militants on Tuesday opened heavy fire at an army camp in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir on the outskirts of the city, leaving three soldiers dead, reports NDTV.
A fierce gun battle is underway at the site, a senior police officer said.
We will share info after ops over. Firing is going on but situation under control: Manish Mehta,Defence PRO on Nagrota attack pic.twitter.com/tTkgv5UCbb— ANI (@ANI_news) November 29, 2016
However, Defence PRO Manish Mehta told ANI, "Early morning the encounter took place and the terrorists have entered one of our military areas, camps. The situation is under control. As and when the operation will get over. I will share further details."
#UPDATE: Administration orders shutting down of schools in Nagrota(J&K) after exchange of fire between Army and terrorists— ANI (@ANI_news) November 29, 2016
Nagrota is the headquarters of the Army's 16 corps.
In view of the attack, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed for traffic in the area.The district administration has closed all schools in Nagorta tehsil as a precautionary measure.
"We have ordered closure of all schools and education institutions in Nagrota tehsil in view of the terror attack", Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.
An alert has been sounded in Jammu city.
(With agency inputs)