Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

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Armed militants attacked an Indian army base near the Pakistan border early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

“Three to four militants entered the Army Corps headquarters at Nagrota and fired towards the officers’ mess. Two officers were killed and an exchange of fire is on,” a senior police officer told a foreign news agency on condition of anonymity.

Earlier this year, militants killed 17 Indian army soldiers in the Uri sector area near the Line of Control (LoC) in disputed Kashmir.

The assault, in which four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5:30 am (midnight GMT) on September 18, was among the deadliest in held Kashmir and has sharply ratcheted up tension between the nuclear-armed rivals.