Jammu: Ahead of Independence Day, troops on Thursday foiled a major terror attack triggering a gunfight in which three soldiers and two terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said sentries of an Army post at Parghal detected suspicious persons approaching the area early in the morning taking advantage of the inclement weather and dense foliage.
“The sentries challenged the two terrorists who threw grenades while attempting to gain entry inside the post,” the spokesman said.
However, the troops cordoned off the area and engaged them in a fire fight.
In the ensuing fighting, two terrorists were killed and six soldiers were injured, out of which three succumbed to their injuries while repulsing the suicide attack.
The martyred soldiers were identified as Sub Rajendra Prasad of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, Rifleman Lakshmanan D of Madurai in Tamil Nadu and Rifleman Manoj Kumar of Faridabad in Haryana.