Nagrota attacks – 7 Tigers, 2 Tigresses and 6 Terrorists

Nagrota is a small town between Jammu city and Udhampur on NH-1A. It is home to the headquarters of 16 Corps. This is the unit whose brave hearts eliminated terrorist Burhan Wani. Last night, terrorists attacked the Army’s residential quarters located at Nagrota, 3 km away from this HQ. The terrorists entered the quarters with heavy ammunition. They were in police uniform and attacked them. 7 Indian soldiers were martyred in the attack.

The army has been conducting a combing operation in Nagrota area. The question is; who exactly is responsible for the Nagrota attack? The answer wasn’t shocking. Jaish-e-Mohammed has created a wing by name “Afzal Squad”. This squad had carried out this fidayeen attack. Later in the day, the Army gunned down 6 terrorists in separate encounters. One of the documents recovered from them bore the words “Revenge for Afzal Guru.” The documents recovered from one group of 3 confirmed this.

A video of the report from a reputed news channel is available here:

There is no dearth of terrorist sympathisers in India. Most, such as JNU “students”, are in a habit of idolising terrorists in general & Afzal Guru in particular. Our Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhaag has started for Nagrota to inspect the situation. General Suhaag will also attend the wreath laying ceremony of the seven martyrs.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa assumed charge as Pakistan’s new Chief of Army Staff from Gen. Raheel Sharif today. Intelligence inputs are that they have been planning these attacks for 2 weeks.

However, the situation could have been much worse! The building which the terrorists had entered also housed 18 other soldiers, 2 of the officers’ wives and their 18-month-old infants. The terrorists tried to barge into their houses. However, the women were awake, nursing their babies. They were quick in responding. They immediately locked the door and blocked the entrance of the house using household items. Their presence of minds prevented what could have been a possible hostage situation. These women at Nagrota proved that even the families of the Indian Army men are as brave! The soldiers, the 2 women and their infants were freed after the rescue operation.

An army officer shared the details of the encounter with a credible press agency (PTI):

The wives of the two army officers, who were on night duty when the encounter broke out, displayed exemplary courage as they blocked the entry of their quarters with all the household items, making it difficult for the terrorists to break into the houses.

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta added:

The terrorists entered two buildings which were occupied by officers, their families. This led to a hostage-like situation. The situation was very quickly contained and thereafter, in a deliberate operation, all were successfully rescued, which included 12 soldiers, two women and two babies.

The terrorists forced their entry into the Officers Mess complex by throwing grenades and firing at the sentries. In the initial counter action, one officer and three soldiers of the Army were martyred.