Militant attack on Army, BSF camps in Baramulla

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Oct 2016 10:04:33

Militant attack on Army, BSF camps in Baramulla 


One BSF jawan martyred, 1 injured in attack on camp of 46 Rashtriya Rifles and adjoining BSF camp


Oct 2,


ONE BSF jawan was killed while another injured when terrorists on Sunday night carried out an attack on a BSF and adjoining Army camps in Baramulla, barely four days after the Indian Special Forces smashed seven terror launch pads during a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC).
Meanwhile, television channels beamed the news of neutralising two terrorists, but the news could not be confirmed till late in the night.
The terrorists, who ganied entry into the 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp at around 10.30 pm through an adjoining BSF camp, fired
indiscriminately and lobbed grenades as well.
During the firing, two BSF jawans were injured who were rushed to the nearby hospital, officials said, adding one of the personnel succumbed to injuries at the operation table.
Sources said more troops from nearby areas, besides paramilitary and state police personnel, have been rushed to the area.
The spokesman for Srinagar-based XV corps Col Rajesh Kalia said, terrorists fired at an Army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla and the firing was still on.
The skies in Baramulla, 54 kms from here, saw illuminators
being fired by the Army to
locate the terrorists who had sneaked into the 46 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles.
Sources said there was some firing from adjacent houses located near the camp, which is located on the banks of river Jhelum.
However, the official Twitter handle of Udhampur-based Northern Command said
“Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control”.
The attack comes despite Intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on September 29.
Sunday’s strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at Army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 kms from here killing 19 soldiers.
Meanwhile, Heavy cross-border firing was underway late on Sunday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district as Pakistan Rangers opened indiscriminate fire on Indian positions in the Akhnoor sector and the Indian side retaliated, police said.
Cross border firing is often used to give cover to militants for infiltrating on the Indian side.