Kashmir: 3 militants dead after attack at army camp in Handwara, medicines with Pak marking recovered

Three militants have been killed in the gunfire exchange at Langate in Handwara region.

Written by Mir Ehsan | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2016 3:26 am
handwara, Langate, Langate army camp, handwara firing, handwara army camp firing, kashmir, kashmir firing, army camp attack, indian army, indian army camp attack, kashmir militants, kashmir militant attack, kashmir news, india news Weapons, ammunition and other items recovered from militants killed in the Langate area of Handwara in north Kashmir, Thursday.(Express Photio: Shuaib Masoodi)

FOUR days after an attack on a battalion headquarters of the Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla, another attempt to storm a Rashtriya Rifles camp was foiled early Thursday when securitymen gunned down three militants after an exchange of fire in the Langate area of Handwara in north Kashmir. Colonel Rajiv Saharan, Commanding Officer of 30 RR, said they recovered three AK rifles and a  large quantity of arms and ammunition after the gunbattle. He said medicines seized from the spot had Pakistan markings, indicating that the gunmen had come from across the border.

Officials said the militants fired on the sentry posts of the 30 RR camp at Langate around 5 am but were engaged by soldiers guarding the camp. Failing to sneak into the camp, the militants tried to escape but were intercepted by the Army’s Quick Reaction Team. The militants were killed after a gunbattle.

WATCH| 3 Militants Dead After Attack On Army Camp In Handwara, J&K

During a press brief later, Commanding Officer, Colonel Rajiv Sharang said that the arms, maps, medicines and, food items were recovered from the militants that were killed. The medicines had “Pakistani markings” on them, suggesting that the militants came from across the border. Other items recovered from the bodies are still being inspected, he said.

“Three terrorists were seen near the perimeter fencing of our camp. Our sentries challenged the terrorists who fired heavily on our sentry posts. We also retaliated and then a quick reaction team was activated so that the terrorists do not flee the area where they were spotted … We used illumination rounds to illuminate the area and killed all the three terrorists,” Col Sharang told reporters at Langate.

WATCH| 3 Militants Dead After Attack On Army Camp In Handwara, J&K

It was not clear if a fourth militant had escaped. After the attack, securitymen were combing the area around the camp and searches were also being conducted in the villages near Langate.

“The terrorists were challenged by our soldiers on the outer perimeter of the camp. They opened heavy fire on the  sentry posts. We used illumination rounds to light up the area and all three terrorists were killed in the gunbattle,’’ Colonel Saharan said.

A senior police officer posted in the area said since the RR camp is located on the Baramulla-Handwara highway and is heavily guarded, the militants tried to sneak in from the rear-end of the camp, close to a civil residential area and apple orchards.

“Alert troopers averted the attempt to storm the camp and the three militants were killed,’’ the police officer said. He said the militants appeared to be in their early 20s. “Indian currency was also recovered from their possession. There is every likelihood that the militants crossed the LoC recently,’’ the officer said.

Meanwhile, the Army Thursday said it had foiled three infiltration bids along the LoC in Nowgam and Rampur sectors, killing an infiltrator.

The Army said the infiltration bids were made with the assistance of Pakistan Army posts located close to the LoC in north Kashmir.

“On the intervening night of October 5-6, three infiltration bids assisted by Pakistani posts were foiled by the Army,’’ the Defence spokesman said.

He said two infiltration bids were foiled in Nowgam sector of Kupwara, while another was averted in the Rampur sector of Uri. “In the Nowgam sector, one militant was killed and his body has been recovered,’’ the spokesman said.

Lt Gen D S Hooda, General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, visited Uri and reviewed security measures with local formation commanders. He was accompanied by Lt Gen Satish Dua, Corps Commander, 15 Corps.

“The Army Commander took stock of all measures taken by the Army to beat back any misadventure from across. During his interaction with officers and men on the ground, he conveyed his compliments on the high levels of operational preparedness, vigil and morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality,’’ the Defence spokesman said.

Later, Lt Gen Hooda also visited the Awantipura-based Victor Force headquarters where he was briefed by the Kilo and Victor Force commanders on the security situation.

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    Ikok
    Oct 6, 2016 at 8:54 am
    stan forces are on the border and not in the city roaming on streets and are very few in number than the Indian occupied territory which has a large number of troops and continuously put up the region under curfew. stan side of Kashmir is enjoying liberty and freedom from oppression and atrocities. There is nothing like vacate it is already vacated.. Let the UNHRC come to both the sides and see what's happening. Let the UN forces help in getting a free Plebiscite at both the places.
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      Ikok
      Oct 6, 2016 at 8:47 am
      Those who are under curfew for the past 90 days are humans. Sick people carrying medicines attacking soldiers what a scene.
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        Ikok
        Oct 6, 2016 at 10:02 am
        What kind of infiltration when democracy prevails freely in JandK nobody from India can play their favourite BLAME GAME.. Let them have the Plebiscite and let the UNHRC hop in and see what actual problem is..
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          Ikok
          Oct 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm
          You can say baboons were here before hinduism and they still are .. adopted hinduism preaching false gods according to darwin theory of evolution..
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            Vivek
            Oct 6, 2016 at 7:00 am
            Every terrorist from Africa to America to Europe is a Sunni Muslim and has roots in stan.
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              Sirius
              Oct 6, 2016 at 11:43 am
              People of the Indic religions follow humanism, harmony with nature and diversity. These principles are unchanged since man first appeared on this earth, and it does not require any book(s) to follow. We will persist ....
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                Sirius
                Oct 6, 2016 at 6:46 am
                Tu Mara nahin ?
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                  Yakobi
                  Oct 6, 2016 at 5:17 am
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                    Yakobi
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:59 am
                    Best way to sh aft a hinduo lair by faith, with the rod of truth. only language a do g, self centered by faith, called dogma of hinduoism , racism by faith. understands.
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                      Yakobi
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 6:00 am
                      Dame t, too much hind filth of hindous drunks of hind filth of hinduism drunkenness on cow cola . try to be a human, not a hinduo neanderthal. in human form.
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                        Yakobi
                        Oct 6, 2016 at 5:12 am
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                          Yakobi
                          Oct 6, 2016 at 4:05 am
                          He is a hindou worst, he is a hindou fil thy product of a hindou filthy woman, matted with a hindu filthy do g, he may look like a human, but he is nothing less of hindou filthy dadd y, the d og, self centered by nature. ,
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                            Yakobi
                            Oct 6, 2016 at 5:08 am
                            SP? hindus crooks of NDTV tried their best to hind fool the SP, and he never gave then any answer, instead referred them to call him on land line, and they never did, no need to play games, but admit, hindou hijras of hinrestan have nothing to offer as proof, but hinduoism fabrication of hinduism lies as a proof.
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                              Yakobi
                              Oct 6, 2016 at 5:19 am
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                                Yakobi
                                Oct 6, 2016 at 4:22 am
                                ha, hindu stupid, your daddy is a hindou, den ire of truth by faith, Shaitan, self centered by faith, just like a hinduo rabid do g, self centered by nature, not a Muslim, wrong number hinduo do g, filthy self centered by nature.
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                                  Yakobi
                                  Oct 6, 2016 at 5:27 am
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                                    Yakobi
                                    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:08 am
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                                      Yakobi
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 6:36 am
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                                        Yakobi
                                        Oct 6, 2016 at 6:31 am
                                        hindu? respected? check it out from Africa to America and Europe, hinduos crooks, laughing stocks of the world.
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                                          Yakobi
                                          Oct 6, 2016 at 4:45 am
                                          hinduoism speculation is not a news, but hindrance to truth hinduoism fabrication , just like claim of attacks in stan by the hindou crooked government of hindou crook by faith Mod i. hinduos crooks of editorial board of Dawn are trying hard to please their masters of the west,
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                                            Yakobi
                                            Oct 6, 2016 at 5:56 am
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