Nagrota attack: Combing operations resume at army base near Jammu

Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is likely to visit the Nagrota Corps headquarter near Jammu today to review the situation


Claiming that surgical strikes have failed to ‘deter’ militants, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Centre to explain its Pakistan policy. Photo:
Claiming that surgical strikes have failed to ‘deter’ militants, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Centre to explain its Pakistan policy. Photo:

Srinagar: Combing operations on Wednesday resumed at the Nagrota army camp near Jammu, where seven defence personnel were killed in a terror attack, to flush out any remaining militants.

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is likely to visit the Nagrota Corps headquarter today to review the situation.

“Combing operation resumed this morning at the camp. The area is to cleared”, a senior Army officer said. “Operation is on to see whether there is presence of any other militant in the area. We cannot take chances”, he said.

Meanwhile, claiming that surgical strikes have failed to “deter” militants, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Centre to explain its Pakistan policy to the nation after seven army personnel were killed by terrorists in Nagrota.

“So on a day on which 7 of our brave soldiers lost their lives to terrorist bullets the government must explain its Pakistan policy to nation,” Omar wrote on Twitter late last night after the Nagrota attack.

“It is also true that terrorists are no more deterred from attacking our armed forces today than they were prior to the ‘surgical strikes’!” he wrote.

Jammu region was rocked by two terror attacks yesterday in which 7 army personnel, including two Major-rank officers, were killed and eight other security men, including a BSF DIG, were injured, before six heavily-armed terrorists were eliminated in the separate fierce encounters.

Taking a dig at the BJP, the National Conference working president claimed Pakistan was no more isolated internationally now than it was six months ago. “Regardless of what BJP spokespersons would have us believe, Pakistan is no more isolated internationally today than it was 6 months ago,” he said.

He also expressed condolences to the families of the armymen killed in the attack. “Heart felt condolences to the families of the deceased officer & jawans. May their souls rest in peace.”

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