3 soldiers, 2 militants killed in Rajouri fidayeen attack

Security forces on Thursday morning killed two militants after they mounted an attack on an army camp in the border district of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. Three Army personnel also lost their lives and two others were injured.

“Someone tried to cross the fence of the Army camp at Pargal in Darhal area of Rajouri”. Following an exchange of fire, the two militants were killed, he added,” Additional Director General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh told media.

The Nagrota-based White Knight Corps tweeted that “2 terrorists trying to sneak into a post in the dark at Pargal #Rajouri were detected and engaged by alert troops. The terrorists, they said, have been neutralised.”

The attack comes ahead of Independence Day celebrations.

The attack has been condemned by political  parties in J&K. Former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted: “Very sorry to hear about the death in the line of duty of three soldiers following a militant attack in Rajouri. While condemning the attack I send my condolences to the families & my prayers for the swift recovery of those officers & jawans injured in the attack #Rajouri.”