Jammu, Nov 30: In wake of the deadly terror attack in Nagrota that claimed seven lives on Tuesday, Army Chief of Staff General Dalbir Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar about the fierce gunbattle between the Army and terrorists. The attack took place on an army artillery unit in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Seven defence personnel lost their lives and 16 were rescued in hostage-like situation.Also Read - 'Golden Boy' Neeraj Chopra to Launch PM's Mission

As per reports, a group of heavily armed terrorists disguised in police uniforms targeted an army unit located three kilometres from the Corps Headquarters. They 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 lost their lives. However, in these rescue operations, one more officer and two jawans lost their lives bringing the total death toll to seven. Also Read - Gunfight Breaks Out Between Security Forces And Terrorists In Pulwama

Defence PRO Manish Mehta on Tuesday night said combing operations have been called off for and would be resumed at the crack of dawn. The bodies of three terrorists have been recovered. Public Relation Officer based in Udhampur, Colonel N N Joshi said that during the attack “12 soldiers, two ladies and two children were rescued”. Reports state that these terrorists entered two building which were occupied by families, Officers and men which led to a hostage like situation. Also Read - One Terrorist Killed During Encounter in J&K’s Kulgam, School Children Among 60 Rescued From Site

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