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Militants attack army camp in Nagrota, two jawans injured

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Militants today opened heavy fire at an army camp in Nagrota on the outskirts of the city, leaving two jawans injured, one of them critically.

A fierce gunbattle is underway at the site, a senior police officer said.

Militants opened heavy fire on security men deployed at the army unit in Nagrota belt. In the gunbattle that followed, two army jawans were injured, one of them critically, the officer said.

Nagrota is the headquarters of the Army's 16 corps.

In view of the attack, the Jammu-National Highway has been closed for traffic in the area.The district administration has closed all schools in Nagorta tehsil as a precautionary measure.

"We have ordered closure of all schools and education institutions in Nagrota tehsil in view of the terror attack", Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.

An alert has been sounded in Jammu city.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 09:57 IST