J&K: Terrorists open fire at police checkpost in Handwara

The terrorists opened fire at the checkpost in Handwara late Monday evening. No casualties have been reported so far.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 19, 2016 11:27 pm
breaking1 The terrorists opened fire at the checkpost in Handwara late Monday evening. No casualties have been reported so far.

A police checkpost was attacked by terrorists at Langate in Handwara, North Kashmir, according to news agency ANI. News channel NDTV reported that the terrorists opened fire at the checkpost late Monday evening. No casualties have been reported so far.

On Sunday, four terrorists attacked an Army camp in Uri sector, killing 18 Army personnel. The four terrorists were killed in the encounter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised a strong and swift response to the terrorist attack. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh blamed Pakistan for the attack after initial investigations revealed that the assault rifles used by the terrorists had Pakistani marking. Jasih-e-Mohammed is believed to be behind the Uri attack. The prime minister chaired a high-level meeting Monday that was attended by Rajnath, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security advisor Ajit Doval and Army chief Dalbir Singh. Sources said that India is planning to launch a a concerted global effort to diplomatically isolate Pakistan.

At the Non-Alignment Summit, India passed a resolution asking member countries to unite and fight against terrorism. India also raised the issue at the UNHRC session.

More details awaited.