Three militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that started after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in Langate, Handwara.
“Three Pakistani terrorists were eliminated,and they were carrying huge cache of arms including 3 AK-47 rifles. The terrorists had started indiscriminate firing, our sentries were on high alert and retaliated instantly,” says Colonel Rajiv Saharan.
An Army official in a conversation with PTI said that around 5am, the militants opened fire on the Army camp at Langate which was retaliated by the jawans.
“There was firing once again on the camp at 6:30 AM as the forces were conducting the search operation,” said the officer.
The encounter is reported to have ended around 11.30 am, following which a huge cache of arms and ammunitions including 3 AK-47s were recovered from the terrorists.
“The terrorists had started indiscriminate firing to which our sentries retaliated instantly,” said Colonel Saharan.
Importantly, medicines bearing ‘made in Pakistan’ markings have also been recovered while the maps and metric sheets used by them are being analysed.
Moreover, an army spokesperson said that three infiltration bids — two in Nowgam sector and one in Rampur sector — assisted by Pakistani posts were foiled on the intervening night of October 5-6. On October 3 a BSF trooper was killed and another injured when separatist militants attacked the camp of 47 RR in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town.