Fidayeen Attack On Army, BSF Camps In Baramulla, 1 Jawan Martyred

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9:34 am 3 Oct, 2016

One BSF jawan was killed while another injured when terrorists carried out a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on a BSF and adjoining army camps in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.



The terrorists, who gained entry into the 46 RR camp through an adjoining BSF camp, fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades as well.

The skies in Baramulla saw illuminators being fired by the Army to locate the terrorists.

A spokesperson for the Srinagar-based XV corps Colonel Rajesh Kalia said terrorists targeted the Army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla. Heavy exchange of fire broke out in the region.

During the firing, two BSF jawans were injured and one succumbed to his injuries.



The martyred soldier has been identified as Constable Nitin and the injured soldier is Constable Pulwinder. Both are from the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said.

Reportedly, two terrorists have also been killed during the counter operation.

The attack began at around 10.20 pm and at around 12.30 am, the Indian Army Northern Command tweeted that “Baramulla incident situation contained and (is) under control.”



Terror strikes on October 2 comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at Army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from here killing 19 soldiers.

Earlier, Pakistani troops launched firing and shelling on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also alerted the public about the situation. He tweeted:

The attack comes following intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian army carried out surgical strikes on September 29.

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