New Delhi: The Army on Wednesday resumed its combing operations in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, where terrorists attacked as Army base in which seven defence personnel lost their lives on Wednesday.
Army spokesman, Lt Col Manish Mehta said that search and combing operation began with first day light. The mopping operation to sanitise the area in Nagrota was halted on Tuesday evening after it became dark.
A group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an Army unit in Nagrota, about three kms from the Corps headquarters on the outskirts of Jammu city yesterday morning, triggering an intense gunbattle that lasted for hours.
Seven Army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed in an armed stand-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children being held captive.
It was the highest casualty the Indian Army suffered in a single terror attack after the September 18 killing of 19 soldiers at a military base in the Uri border town in the Kashmir Valley.
In an another incident, three terrorists were gunned down by BSF in Ramgarh area of Samba near the International Border after an encounter that lasted several hours and was followed by intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops on Tuesday. Four security personnel, including BSF DIG, were injured in this incident.