India’s Intelligence services had warned of a possible terror strike on an important military target in Jammu 10 days before the militants attacked an army unit in Nagrota early on Tuesday killing seven soldiers.
An India Express report Wednesday said a Lashkar-e-Taiba cell in the Kashmir Valley was responsible for the attack.
The militants in army uniform gained entry into the army camp by scaling the compound wall, according to the report.
However, the army said the five to six heavily armed militants arrived at the base in a car, hurled grenades and opened fire at soldiers on the main gate.
Three militants were shot dead and security forces were still searching for two more in the area on Wednesday.
In a separate incident, three terrorists were killed by Border Security Force personnel in Ramgarh area of Samba sector near the international border after an encounter that lasted several hours.
This was followed by intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops. Four security personnel were injured in this incident.
India alleges Pakistan is helping infiltrators to cross under the cover of firing and shelling.
The defense ministry is concerned over the rise in casualties of security personnel – 89 of them have been killed during operations in Jammu and Kashmir this year.