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    At Least 7 Indian Servicemen Killed in Attack on Military Camp in Jammu

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    At least two officers and five soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces were killed on Tuesday in a militant attack on an army unit in the town of Nagrota in the northern country's state of Jammu and Kashmir, a statement of the Northern Command of India's army.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, media reported that the attack had claimed lifes of three India's servicemen.

    "In the early hours of 29 November 2016, a group of heavily armed terrorists disguised in police uniform targeted an Army unit located three kilometers [1.8 miles] from the Corps Headquarters at Nagrota. The terrorist forced their entry into the Officers Mess complex by throwing grenades and firing at the sentries. In the initial counter action, one officer and three soldiers of the Army were martyred," the statement published on the Northern Command's Facebook account.

    The statement added that after the terrorists had taken hostages, India's servicemen had carried out an operation to free them. Within the framework of the operation one more officer and two more servicemen, as well as three terrorists had been killed in a rescue operation.

    The Indian Border Security Force also intercepted on Tuesday morning a group of militants, attempting to cross the border at Ramgarh in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector, 70 kilometers from Nagrota. Three militants were killed and seven members of the Border Security Force were injured in the accident.

    India and Pakistan have been engulfed into a dispute over the Jammu and Kashmir region for decades. Tensions between them escalated in July after Indian security forces killed Burhan Wani, a renowned separatist commander.

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