Srinagar, Oct 3, 2016: The over six-hour-long search operation against terrorists was called off on Monday morning as the security forces said the attackers had failed to breach the security parameters of the army camp in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town.
One trooper of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed and another wounded when fidayeen terrorists opened fire on an Indian Army camp in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night.
The situation at the Rashtriya Rifles camp was later contained, The Northern Command of Indian Army said.
The Northern Command said in a tweet from its official twitter handle:
Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control @adgpi
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) October 2, 2016
According to sources, the attack started around 10.30 p.m., when the terrorists tried to enter the Rashtriya Rifle camp. Heavy firing and grenade blasts were heard. Reports said there was firing from some houses close to the camps, but there was no official confirmation of this.A
The Army has not disclosed how many terrorists attacked the camp. It has been estimated that there were at least four attackers.
The gunbattle stopped around midnight as per sources but operations are on to search the area to locate the terrorists. While reports said two terrorists have been killed, the Army did not confirm any killings till the filing of the report.
The camp is located in Jabanzpora in Baramulla, around 60 km from Srinagar.
The attack comes two weeks after the terror attack on an army camp in Uri, which is also in Baramulla district. The September 18 attack on Uri that resulted in death of19 soldiers.
“One BSF man has been killed and another injured,” senior police superintendent of Baramulla town where the attack occurred, told media.
Personnel of the border guarding force BSF, which is under the operational command of the Army in this area, stay in the camp along with soldiers.
Sources also said that camp security was, however, not been breached, said informed sources.
Thereafter, Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to DG of BSF and asked him to provide best medical facilities to the injured jawan in Baramula Attack.
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.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 2, 2016
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.
This comes within days of India carrying out a surgical attack on terror camps across the border.