Combing operation resumes in Nagrota to trace terrorists

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After neutralising three terrorists in an encounter on Tuesday, the Indian Army on Wednesday resumed the massive search and combing operation to nab the remaining terrorists.

Army spokesman, Lt. Col Manish Mehta said that search and combing operation began with first day light. A group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota in morning hours yesterday. It triggered an intense gunbattle that lasted for hours.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed in an armed stand-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children being held captive.

In another incident, three terrorists were gunned down by BSF in Ramgarh area of Samba sector near the International Border after an encounter that lasted several hours and was followed by intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops.

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