2016 Nagrota army base attack

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2016 Nagrota army base attack
Part of Kashmir conflict
2016 Nagrota army base attack is located in Jammu and Kashmir
2016 Nagrota army base attack
2016 Nagrota army base attack (Jammu and Kashmir)
2016 Nagrota army base attack is located in India
2016 Nagrota army base attack
2016 Nagrota army base attack (India)
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Location Nagrota, India
Date 29 November 2016
5.30[1] (IST)
Attack type
Terrorism
Hostage situation
Mass shooting
Weapons AK-47 rifles, several magazines, hand grenades, UBGL grenades[2][3]
Deaths 10 (7 soldiers, 3 militants)[4]
Suspected perpetrators
Jaish-e-Mohammed[5]

The Indian Army base in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir was attacked on 29 November 2016 by a group of militants. During the ensuing gun battle, seven Indian soldiers, including two officers and all three militants were killed.[4][6][7][8]

Background

Since the killing of Burhan Wani, Kashmir has seen an increase in violence and civic disobedience. This also increased tensions since the 2016 Uri attack.

Attack

On the morning of 29 November at around 5:30 IST,[1][7] three militants dressed in Indian police uniforms attacked the Indian Army's 166 Field Regiment unit in the town of Nagrota, near the Jammu city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.[4][6][9][10] Four Indian Army soldiers, including an officer were killed in the initial gun battle.[4][6][7][11]

The militants then divided themselves into two groups, entered the living quarters of the base and opened fire with AK-47s and grenades. They took into hostage at least two infants, two women and over a dozen soldiers. A stand-off then ensued with the security forces.[4][6][7][11] According to a statement from the Defence public relations office, "there was [a] hostage-like situation which was successfully neutralised."[6] In the resultant gun battle, all three militants were killed and the hostages were freed by the Indian Army. Three more Indian soldiers, including an officer, were killed in the rescue operation.[4][6][7][9][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Nagrota and Samba attack in Kashmir: Top 5 key points to know". The Financial Express. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nagrota attack: Army releases list of 7 martyrs killed in terror strike". The Indian Express. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Nagrota terror attack: 7 Army personnel martyred; 16 rescued in hostage-like situation". The Times of India. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jaish squad's imprint at Nagrota". The Hindu. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "J&K: Seven army men killed in terror attack at Army post in Nagrota, all terrorists neutralised". The Indian Express. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "7 soldiers, 6 militants killed in twin attacks near Jammu". The Hindu. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Militants Attack Indian Army Base in Nagrota, Inflaming Tensions With Pakistan". The New York Times. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "7 soldiers, 6 militants killed in two terror attacks in Jammu". Deccan Chronicle. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Terrorists attack army camp in Nagrota, Jammu; two militants killed, three jawans martyred". The Economic Times. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "7 Indian Army Soldiers Dead As Terrorists Storm Army Camp In Nagrota And Take Hostages". The Huffington Post. 29 November 2016 [30 November 2016]. 
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