Baramulla attack: As four terrorists entered India and attacked the Army and BSF camps in Baramulla last night, the forces gave a prompt retaliation, yet lost a jawan. After the attack, Imtiaz Hussain, SSP of Baramulla said that India is in a state of alertness and has been in that state in the last twenty-five years. In an interview to TV channel Times Now, Hussain said that the militants attacked at night and took the refuge of the house of the residents. He added that there are places where the militants have consolidated their presence, yet the Army and police have the situation under control. This attack comes only a few days after the Indian Army, demolished the terrorist launch pads along the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Terrorists entered the Indian Army camp in Kashmir’s Baramulla but their attempts to make a bigger impact was foiled by the Border security forces. In the process, one of the BSF jawans got martyred, and another jawan was injured. Reportedly, the injured soldier was admitted to the Rashtriya Rifles camp hospital and is now out of danger. The Army, however, has informed that the situation is under control. There is no information on the killed terrorists as of now.
Vikas Chandra, the IG of BSF in Kashmir said that four terrorists attacked the Army and BSF camps in Baramulla. He added, “The terrorists tried to enter the camp but our forces retaliated and the terrorists fled. Chandra was confident that the “the morale of our forces will remain high. We are doing our job. We will do it well.” Home Minister Rajnath Singh immediately after the attack had discussions and a review of the security situation with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. Singh has also spoken to the DG, BSF and asked him to arrange for medical facilities for the injured soldier.
This attack with the motive of infiltration is just after the Indian Army’s conduction of surgical strikes in PoK, where it destroyed launch pads of terrorists. Pakistan, however, has denied such claims made by the Indian Army and government.