Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Three soldiers and two suicide attackers were killed on Thursday in a ‘fidayeen’ attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Seven other soldiers were injured in the assault.
“Fidayeen terrorists attacked the Panzgam army camp close to the Line of Control (LoC) around 4.30 a.m.,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS.
“The three soldiers killed included a Captain and a Non-Commissioned Officer,” he added.
The injured were flown to Srinagar for treatment, defence ministry sources said. Reports said two of the soldiers were in critical condition.
Informed sources said the militants cut through the barbed wire fencing of the firing range of the army camp, after which they resorted to grenade attacks and indiscriminate firing.
The spokesman said two terrorists were killed in the attack.
Some reports said one of the militants had escaped and a search was on to trace him.