Militants attack India army base

Police officers securing an area of a military base in the Jammu and Kashmir region on Saturday. Credit Jaipal Singh/European Pressphoto Agency

Militants attacked an Indian army base in the Jammu region, killing at least five soldiers and a civilian, army officials said Sunday. Indian officials blamed the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad for the attack, one of the deadliest against India’s army in recent years, although no group immediately claimed responsibility. Four militants, dressed in army uniforms and armed with AK-47 assault rifles and grenades, entered the family quarters of army officers early in the morning and gunned down two soldiers and injured at least nine others, including children. The militants were cornered and killed by army Special Forces after a 24-hour firefight.

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