Pakistan’s retaliation | Terrorists hit Baramulla camp, one BSF jawan martyred

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Terrorists targeted a BSF and adjoining Army camps in Baramulla
  • Terrorists gained entry into the 46 RR camp through an adjoining BSF camp
  • They fired indiscriminately and also lobbed grenades

Four days after the Indian Special Forces smashed seven terror launch pads during a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), a group of terrorists attacked a Rashtriya Rifles base in Baramulla district (north Kashmir) late on Sunday night.

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The terrorist, who gained entry into the 46 RR camp through an adjoining BSF camp began firing and lobbed grenades at the 46 Rashtriya rifles headquarters at about 10.30pm. “The area has been cordoned off. The encounter is on,” said an officer.

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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.

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Sources said the terrorists were unable to breach the perimeter owing to the stepped-up security following the attack on the Army’s Uri camp a fortnight ago. Intelligence tip-offs had also been received that an attack was likely either in Baramulla or Srinagar in retaliation for the POK raid.
However, the official Twitter handle of Udhampur-based Northern Command said, “Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control”.
The BSF has a picket next to the RR base.
Some reports said a BSF jawan and two terrorists were killed but the Army was yet to confirm.