29/11/2016 11:52 AM IST | Updated 29/11/2016 12:16 PM IST

Three Soldiers Reportedly Killed In Terror Attack On Army Unit In Nagrota Near Jammu

A fierce gun battle is underway at the site.

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.

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."

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)