Two terrorists were gunned down by Indian security forces in a strong counter-attack after terrorists carried out fidayeen (suicide) attack on the BSF and adjoining army camp in Baramulla late Sunday night. One BSF jawan was killed while another one was left injured in the operation.
The attack has come barely four days after the Indian Special Forces smashed seven terror launch pads during a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC).
According to the reports thus far, the terrorist gained entry into the 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp through an adjoining BSF camp and fired indiscriminately along with lobbing grenades. 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.
The spokesman for Srinagar-based XV corps Col Rajesh Kalia said terrorists fired at an army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla late in the night.
While the firing is over, security personnel are carrying out search and combing operation to sanitise the area.
The skies in Baramulla, 54 kms from Srinagar, saw illuminators being fired by the army to locate the terrorists who had sneaked into the 46 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles. According to the informed sources, there was some firing from adjacent houses located near the camp, which is located on the banks of river Jhelum.
Sharing information over the developments, the official Twitter handle of Udhampur-based Northern Command said “Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control”.
There were intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian army carried out surgical strikes on September 29.
Today’s strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 kms from here killing 19 soldiers.
In a related development, BSF personnel opened fire after spotting suspicious movement along the International Border late last night.
A spokesman of the BSF today said the personnel were deployed on the Chakkri Border Out Post (BOP) in Gurdaspur sector when they saw some suspicious movement across the border and fired four shots in the air.
Later, it was found that the movement was that of stray animals, BSF said. However, there was no cross fire from the Pakistani Rangers, he said.
(With inputs from the PTI)