At least two terrorists and a soldier were killed, and one soldier was injured, when terrorists on Sunday night fired at and lobbed grenades on two military camps in Baramulla in northern Kashmir, four days after India conducted surgical strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC).
A BSF personnel has died and another is critically injured.
The heavily-armed terrorists attacked the two camps, belonging to the Rashtriya Rifles and the Border Security Force (BSF) late last night, leading to a fierce gun-battle with security forces.
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.
Firing is still underway from adjacent houses located near the camp, which is located on the banks of river Jhelum. However, the official Twitter handle of the Udhampur-based Northern Command said: “Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control”.
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.
The attack comes even as intelligence inputs over the last four days have alerted about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the LoC in Pakistan on September 29.