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Army camp attacked by terrorists in Kashmir’s Shopian, police retaliate

The Incident Came A Day After Five Security Personnel, Including A CRPF Officer, Were Killed In An Encounter With Militants While A Civilian Died In Clashes Near The Site In Kupwara In J&K.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 02 Mar 2019, 08:04:11 PM
Army camp attacked by terrorists in Kashmir’s Shopian, police retaliates

New Delhi:

Terrorists on Saturday evening launched an attack on a camp of the 44 RR (Rashtriya Rifles) in Nagbal in Shopian district, said the police, adding that alert sentry guards fired them back after a suspicious movement was noticed. The area has been cordoned off. The incident came a day after five security personnel, including a CRPF officer, were killed in an encounter with militants while a civilian died in clashes near the site in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, where areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts were heavily shelled by Pakistan for the eighth consecutive day.

The fresh violence came amid heightened Indo-Pak tensions in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack, the subsequent anti-terror operation by India and Pakistan Air Force's attempt to target Indian military installations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The encounter broke out Friday morning after the militants opened fire on the security forces during a cordon and search operation in Babagund area of Kupwara following information about the presence of ultras there, officials said.

Clashes between a group of youngsters and security personnel took place near the encounter site, the officials said

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Friday violated the ceasefire again by shelling four sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts leaving a woman injured.  Officials said Pakistan troops used heavy guns including Howitzer 105 mm to target civilian areas in Poonch. 

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First Published : 02 Mar 2019, 07:40:22 PM