SRINAGAR: At least two terrorists and a soldier were killed, and one soldier was injured, when terrorists on Sunday night fired at and lobbed grenades on an army camp in Baramulla in northern Kashmir, four days after India conducted surgical strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC).
The heavily-armed terrorists attacked a Rashtriya Rifles army camp, which also houses a unit of the Border Security Force (BSF), late last night, leading to a fierce gun-battle with security forces.
The martyred soldier has been identified as Constable Nitin and the injured soldier is Constable Pulwinder. Both are from the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said.
A police official said that a gun battle with the remaining terrorists ended mid-morning and search operations were underway.
Senior BSF officials also arrived in the area. Sunday night’s strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at Army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from here killing 19 soldiers.
The terrorists gained entry into the 46 battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles through an adjoining BSF camp. The skies in Baramulla, 54km from here, saw illuminators being fired by the Army to locate the terrorists.
The attack comes even as intelligence inputs over the last four days have alerted about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the LoC in Pakistan on September 29.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “Colleagues in Baramulla town are phoning with reports of massive gunfire in their vicinity. Prayers for all in the area.”
Source: Times of India