Terrorists tonight launched a ‘Fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on an army camp in Baramulla town of Jammu and Kashmir, three days after Indian military’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC, officials said. Source termed it as multiple terrorist attacks at various army camps. The gunfire was started at 10:30 PM.
According to sources the Indian army has gunned down to militants in cross firing. Gun battle is still on. One BSF jawan has been martyred during exchange of fire with terrorits and two injured.
The sources said that the militants were armed with grenades and AK-47 and they tried to enter into army camp.
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The DG BSF had briefings with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Details of the incident were not immediately known. Firing was on when reports came in, they said.
The camp is located on the outskirts of Baramulla city, 54 kms from here.
Personnel of the border guarding force BSF, which is under the operational command of the Army in this area, jointly stay in the camp with the soldiers, they said.
Colleagues in Baramulla town are phoning with reports of massive gunfire in their vicinity. Prayers for all in the area.
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Former ADG of BSF PK Mishra said, “Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif is going to be retire and surgical strikes from was unexpected for the him, he could not tolerate this humiliation and wanted to teach a lesson to India. These attacks are the consequence of his anger. He thoughts base camps would be soft target but his men could not penetrate the army camp.”
The attack came barely a fortnight after the terror assault on the army’s brigade headquarters at Uri which left 19 soldiers dead. The Indian army carried out retaliatory surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads early Thursday in PoK and there were apprehensions about possible suicide attacks on defence installations ever since.
Official sources said firing was reported at 46 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles and terrorists were believed to have entered the establishment through the adjacent BSF camp.
Sources said there was some firing from adjacent houses located near the camp.
The attack comes following intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian army carried out surgical strikes on September 29.
The name of martyred BSF jawan is Constable Nitin while the injured is Constable Pulwinder. Both belong to the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said.