Baramulla attack: One BSF jawan dead, situation under control, says Army

According to the officials, the terrorists were believed to have entered the establishment through the adjacent BSF camp but were not able to breach the 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 12:22 pm
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One BSF jawan lost his life, while another was injured in exchange of fire with the terrorists, a top official confirmed to The Indian Express. The incident took place when the militants on Sunday launched a ‘Fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on 46 Rashtriya Rifles army camp in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.  The camp is located on the outskirts of Baramulla city, 54 kms from Srinagar.

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The firing has come to a halt and terrorists were not able to breach the army camp parameters, said the official.

Northern Command of Indian Army said in a tweet that the situation at Baramulla was contained and under control.

According to the officials, the terrorists were believed to have entered the establishment through the adjacent BSF camp but were not able to breach the 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp. Heavy exchange of fire broke out in the region.

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

In a tweet, Abdullah said, “Colleagues in Baramulla town are phoning with reports of massive gunfire in their vicinity. Prayers for all in the area.”

Sources claimed that there was some firing from adjacent houses located near the camp. The residents living close by to the camp switched off all their lights out of fear.

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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. Barely a fortnight ago, terrorists launched an assault on army’s brigade headquarters at Uri which left 19 soldiers dead. The Indian army carried out retaliatory surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads early Thursday in PoK and there were apprehensions about possible suicide attacks on defence installations ever since.

With inputs from Mir Ehsan

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    Anil KumarBhadula
    Oct 3, 2016 at 12:54 am
    stan is feeling the pain. stan can not fight Indian army. stan is still not admitting the killing of the terrorists. If not the World, Indians certainly know why Pak is saying no surgical operation. Its good for India. Indian Army and above all our PM Modiji who has announced to the world that now India is prepared for a show down with Pak. This time India should not show any mercy against Pak and make them unfit to fight even their internal disturbances, let alone any war against India.
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      Anil KumarBhadula
      Oct 3, 2016 at 12:48 am
      Please correct it he is not dead. He is martyr for his country.
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        Arif
        Oct 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm
        In your kitchen! when you where away.
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          Arif
          Oct 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm
          There is secret negotiation that stan wants to surrender.lt;br/gt;Economically they are broke they want money, Chinese are hard task masters.
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            BharatGoDigital
            Oct 2, 2016 at 8:51 pm
            ATTACK ON ARMY CAMP IN KASHMIR’S #BARAMULLA DISTRICT
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              Bibeksheel Kaur
              Oct 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm
              Bhai, terrorist kahin ka bhi ho, he's harmful. Their is nothing as Indian or stani terrorist. They just want to spread hatredness. Nothing to be proud to own a terrorist.
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                Anti
                Oct 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                Col sandi or sandu what ever go early morning fr surgical strike hope a train track is available in east Punjab
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                  Anti
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm
                  I don't have much time for slum dogs so I use less sentences to save English language to get dirty
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