Indian Army killed three militants on Thursday morning after they attacked an army camp in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
Briefing the media on the operation, Commanding Officer Colonel Rajiv Sharang said the three militants were challenged by jawans after they noticed suspicious movement near the perimeter fencing of the camp.
“The terrorists had started indiscriminate firing, our sentries were on high alert & retaliated instantly and gunned them down,” said Col Rajiv Saharan
Special Operation Group of Police and Indian Army however chased them after they attempted to escape from the camp area and killed them.
Initial findings on the ground hinted at the role of Pakistan in the attack after Indian army found ‘made in Pakistan’ medicines with militants. Army is analysing the maps and metric sheets carried by militants.
“The maps and metric sheets they used are also being analysed, the medicines recovered have ‘made in Pakistan’ markings,” said Col Rajiv Saharan.
The officer also said the forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the slain militants. Recoveries included three AK rifles, three Under Barrel Grenade Launchers, a number of magazines, significant rounds of bullets, 4 walkie talkie radio sets, three GPS devices, three mobile phones, dry fruits and medicines besides a map and a matrix sheet.
Reacting to the fresh attack Jammu and Kashmir’s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal said that Pakistan is showing desperation.
“Pakistan is getting desperate and a fitting reply is being given to them,” said Nirmal Singh,
This attack comes within a week days of attack on an Army-BSF camp in Baramulla one BSF personnel was killed.