While India was celebrating the killing of dozens of terrorists in a surgical operation carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Fidayeens launched a suicide attack at Border Security Force and Indian Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In the retaliation operation by the Army and BSF jawans at least two militants were gunned down and a BSF trooper attained martyrdom fighting the suicide attackers.
A spokesperson for the Srinagar-based XV Corps Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that the terrorists targeted the Army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla, located 54 kilometers from Srinagar and 102 kilometer from Army brigade headquarters at Uri.
Terrorists armed heavily attacked the camps of the security forces belonging to the Rashtriya Rifles and the BSF located on the banks of River Jhelum late on Sunday leading to a fierce gun-battle.
According to local contacts the gun-battle still continues between the security forces and the terrorists.
Twitter handle of Udhampur-base Northern Command writes, “Baramulla Incident contained and under control.”
The Baramulla Police control room informed the media that the encounter between security forces and terrorists started when the Fidayeen attackers tried to enter the Army camp through a adjoining public park. The terrorists shelled hand-grenades and indiscriminately opened fire at the BSF troopers and Army personnel.
Javeen Mujtaba Gilani, Inspector general of Kashmir range said that two soldiers have been injured in the attack and added that firing has stopped. He denied revealing any further information about the actions being taken to nab the attackers.
According to local inputs Army and BSF troopers fired illuminators in the dark to locate positions of the terrorists.
Sources in the BSF informed that senior officers of the Central Armed Police Force have reached the camp and monitoring and reviewing the attack.
A joint operation of Army, BSF and state police have been launched in the area to recover the bodies of the killed terrorists and neutralize the Fidayeens.
The attack on the two camps comes exactly after a fortnight after terrorists struck the Army Brigade Headquarter at Uri, where 19 jawans attained martyrdom and more then dozen suffered bullet injuries.