1. Kupwara terror attack: Stone pelters disrupt operation after terrorists kill 3 soldiers — All we know so far

Kupwara terror attack: Stone pelters disrupt operation after terrorists kill 3 soldiers — All we know so far

Three Indian Army personnel, including a captain, were killed and five others injured in an attack by terrorists on an army camp in district Kupwara of Jammu and Kashmir today.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 27, 2017 3:04 PM
kupwara terror attack, kupwara attack, kashmir attack, jaish-e-mohammad, jem, masood azhar, pakistan terrorism, kashmir terrorism, kashmir unrest, indian army, tupwara terror attack: All we know so far Kupwara terror attack was carried out by suspected Jaish-e-Mohhamad terrorists. (Representative image/PTI file Photo)

As many as three Indian Army personnel, including a captain, were killed and five others injured in an attack by terrorists on an army camp in district Kupwara of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The terrorists were suspected to be members of banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. Two terrorists were also killed in retaliatory action.

According to ANI, reports of stone pelting emerged from locations near to the site of the Army camp attack.

A defence spokesperson told PTI that the terrorists attacked the army camp at Panzgam in Kupwara, around 100-kilometre from Srinagar– the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. He also confirmed that three soldiers, including the officer, were martyred in the attack before the two terrorists were killed. Five other Indian soldiers were injured in the attack, They were airlifted to Army’s 92 base hospital for treatment, according to PTI.

The terrorists had attacked the army personnel who were involved in road opening duties in the area. The incident took place a little after 4.00 am.

The attack by terrorists today had similarities with the Uri terror attack on an army camp in September last year when 19 Indian soldiers were martyred.

According to official sources, the search operation is on to find out if any militant managed to sneak into the camp under the cover of darkness.

According to an ANI report, two more terrorists are believed to be holed up and attempts were on to smoke them out. The entire area was cordoned off after the attack for search operations.

The army camp attacked by the terrorists was close to the Line of Control (LOC).

Jaish-e-Mohammad is a Pakistan-based terror outfit led by terrorist Masood Azhar. India has been making attempts to get him declared as an international terrorist by the UN. However, Indian attempts have been so far thwarted by China.

The JeM has carried out many attacks in India in the last few years. It was also believed to be involved in the Pathankot terror attack last year on an Indian Air Force base.

In September, four days after the Uri attack, JeM terrorists were engaged in an encounter with the security forces. One of the terrorists was reportedly killed then.

In February this year, three soldiers were martyred in an attack by terrorists and six others injured in Kashmir’s Bandipora. A civilian had also suffered injuries, while a terrorist was killed.

Union Home Minister today hold a meeting with an inter-ministerial team to review the implementation of development package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On November 29, three soldiers were killed in a terror attack on an army artillery unit in Nagrota area of the state. The attack was carried out by heavily-armed suicide attackers who entered the army unit at with grenades and forced their way in

(With agency inputs)

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    Sajith rama
    Apr 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    Mr pm modi ...if you are true nationlist...than why India is sacrificing our soldiers...they have family like all of us....why your government cannot take straightforward and tought actions in Kashmir..please abolish the Kashmir govt and arrest all anti social elements ..why you're feeding the snake ...like separatist. Why Indias have to plead like no other people in this world...just think other countries same situation what would they have done ...china America isreal.....they would have done everything and anything to eliminate these terrorists ...and for that my big saulate I just want to tell you few lines from bhagawat Geetha: lekshay is more important it does not matter what road you take to achieve the lekshay if you thought is good
    1. J
      Apr 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm
      Our army should treat stonepilter like a terrist
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        krishna kumar
        Apr 27, 2017 at 4:36 pm
        My condolences for 3 brave souls, who sacrificed themselves doing their duty. Also prayers for the wounded for speedy recovery. In Kashmir, we have to act tough with stone pelters. No more mercy for these people. Why not shoot such stone pelters?
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          Akash Saini
          Apr 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm
          A very tough and strategic stance is required to counter stan's Op. Tupac and its venom that has permeated through the Kashmiri psyche. Stone pelters should be spared no mercy. Rule of law must be, I emphasise, must be restored. All trouble makers should be dealt like criminals. If necessary, follow the success story of KPS Gill in Punjab.
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            Mangesh Bordawekar
            Apr 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm
            Before final cleansing, please give the revolting Kashmiris last choice & time limit to choose between India & stan, if they prefer India and want to pelt stones then please shower them with bullets.Its high time ARMY should show its true color.
            1. ashok puranik
              Apr 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm
              Impose martial law,kill all the jihadis,annihilate the factory and mothers of jihadis.
              1. Ramachandra Vinayak Sakhadeo
                Apr 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm
                It is high time that the Govt. of India began to control the Kashmir valley, it is slipping out of control. Let the PM restructure his cabinet immediately, as the Defence Minister's position is vacant. And , in the new structure, worthless ministers must be shunted out.
                1. ARUN HEBBARE
                  Apr 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm
                  Till when will we keep sacrificing our great soldiers like this? Why is India allowing this? What is the India Govt. doing to change the scene from getting its soldiers killed to kicking out the separatists? Are army people so cheap for the govt? Why are we tolerating this kashmiri bast@#$# in the first place? They are even pelting stones on army when they army is aiming for the terrorist. It is high time that the govt should learn its lessons and teach the kashmiris a lesson, once and for all. If they are not repentant to kill and m acre Hindus and Pandits why should we have a soft corner for these criminals?
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                    Nail on
                    Apr 27, 2017 at 12:04 pm
                    Where is the end to this Martyrdom. Politicians seems unconcerned about hapless Army Men.
                    1. Harsh Vardhan
                      Apr 27, 2017 at 11:51 am
                      When will we wake up to martyrdom of our armed forces.
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