October 2016 News

Terrorists Attack Army, BSF Camps In Baramulla, One Jawan Martyred

2 October 2016

Srinagar: One BSF jawan was martyred while another was injured when terrorists on Sunday night targeted a BSF and adjoining Army camps in Baramulla, barely four days after the Indian Special Forces smashed seven terror launch pads during a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC). The terrorist, who ganied entry into the 46 RR camp through an adjoining BSF camp, fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades as well. During the firing, two BSF jawans were injured who were rushed to the nearby hospital, officials said, adding one of the personnel succumbed to injuries at the operation table. The spokesperson for Srinagar-based XV corps Col Rajesh Kalia said terrorists fired at an Army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla and the firing was still on. The skies in Baramulla, 54km from here, saw illuminators being fired by the Army to locate the terrorists who had sneaked into the 46 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles. Sources said there was some firing from adjacent houses located near the camp, which is located on the banks of river Jhelum. However, the official Twitter handle of Udhampur-based Northern Command said 'Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control'. The attack comes despite intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on September 29. Senior BSF officials reached the spot. BSF DG K K Sharma briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the incident. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah meanwhile tweeted: 'Colleagues in Baramulla town are phoning with reports of massive gunfire in their vicinity. Prayers for all in the area.' Sunday's strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at Army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from here killing 19 soldiers.