dglobalnews.com Indian Army Suffers Again As 3 Soldiers Martyred In Kupwara Attack
Published: Fri, April 28, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Indian Army Suffers Again As 3 Soldiers Martyred In Kupwara Attack

Indian Army Suffers Again As 3 Soldiers Martyred In Kupwara Attack

Officials said five other soldiers were also injured in the attack.

19 soldiers were killed in a similar attack in Uri on September 19, 2016, which has hugely strained the bilateral Indo-Pak relations. Read AlsoInternet banned in Kashmir Sources in Army told Mirror that martyrs included an Army officer, a Junior Commissioner Officer and a jawan, adding that the toll might rise.

They said that Bhat was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed. The attack came just a day after Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu said that the army will continue operations against militants and will kill them so that there is no increase in militancy.

Meanwhile in cross firing two militans were also killed. It is widely believed that the militants who stormed the army camp are having links with Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The attackers, suspected to be fidayeen militants, sneaked into the camp before sunrise at around 4.

The slain have been identified as Captain Ayush Yadaw, Subedar Bhoop Singh Gujjar and Naik Bhoota Venkata.

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The Kupwara army camp is located close to the Line of Control.

Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said two attackers had been killed and search operations were in progress to see if there were any more still in the area.

He said soldiers fired at the protesters after they hurled rocks at an army vehicle leaving the camp. The army opened fire killing a 70-year-old civilian.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti paid rich tributes to the officer and two army jawans killed in an encounter with militants in Kupwara.

"An unending cycle of violence has got unleashed in our society which is devouring it and pushing Kashmir towards darkness", he said.

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