This Article is From Oct 03, 2016

Baramulla Attack: 1 Security Personnel Dead, Terrorists Have Fled

Terrorists attacked BSF, army camps in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district last night


  • Terrorists attacked BSF, army camps in Kashmir's Barmulla last night
  • A BSF personnel has died, another critically injured
  • Army says situation "contained"; terrorist may have fled
Baramulla: Search operations have ended in Kashmir's Baramulla, where terrorists attacked adjoining Army and Border Security Force camps last night, killing a BSF personnel and wounding another critically.

The terrorists, believed to be about three to four in number, escaped after an intense two-hour gun battle, the police said. The area was cordoned off for hours and a highway was sealed as security forces launched a search for the attackers.

The terrorists attacked the 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp of the Army and the adjacent BSF camp in main town Baramulla, about 60 km from capital Srinagar, in two groups at about 10.30 pm on Sunday. Heavy firing and loud grenade blasts were heard.

After about two hours of firing, well after midnight, the Army said the situation was "contained and under control."

Officials said the attackers had managed to enter the fringes of the BSF camp but met heavy gun fire from the Army and the BSF, on high alert since four Pakistani terrorists had sneaked into an army base in Uri, also in Baramulla district, and killed 19 soldiers two weeks ago.

The terrorists who attacked Baramulla yesterday are suspected to have entered India across the Jhelum river.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the situation and spoke to Mr Doval and the BSF chief after the attack.

Last week, the Indian Army said it had conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control against teams of Pakistani terrorists waiting to infiltrate into India with the aim of attacking various places in Jammu and Kashmir and also several metros.