Officer among 3 soldiers killed in militant attack on army camp in Kashmir’s Kupwara

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Three soldiers including an army captain were killed on Thursday when a group of militants stormed a garrison in south Kashmir’s Kupwara, a defence official said.

Two militants were also killed in the attack at the Panzgam area of Chowkibal, the army spokesperson said, adding, “Search ops (operations are) in progress.”

Sources said five injured soldiers have been shifted to a hospital in Srinagar.

PTI quoted official sources to identity the slain army officer as Captain Ayush.

The attackers, suspected to be fidayeen militants, sneaked into the camp before sunrise at around 4. Sources said the group of four militants are believed to have had crossed over from Pakistan.

The the Associated Press quoted army spokesperson colonel Rajesh Kalia as saying that the militants used guns and grenades to target soldiers northwest of Srinagar.

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Credit: The Hindustan Times

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