Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday convened a high level security meeting with Army Chief Dalbir Singh, Air Force Chief Arup Raha and Navy Chief Sunil Lanba to discuss the security situation after the suicide attack on BSF and 46 Rashtriya Rifle camp in Baramulla district in Kashmir late on Sunday night.
Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh offered his condolences on the death of one BSF Jawan, who lost his life in the attack on Army and BSF camp in Baramulla late o Sunday night. The Home Minister expressed solidarity with his family and ensured that best health care will be provided to another jawan who was injured in the same attack. According to reports, Singh has discussed and reviewed security situation with NSA Ajit Doval.
One BSF jawan was killed while another injured when terrorists on Sunday night carried out a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on a BSF and adjoining army camps in Baramulla, barely four days after the Indian Special Forces smashed seven terror launch pads during a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC).
The terrorist, who gained entry into the 46 RR camp through an adjoining BSF camp, fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades as well. During the firing, two BSF jawans were injured who were rushed to the nearby hospital, officials said, adding one of the personnel succumbed to injuries at the operation table.
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The spokesman for Srinagar-based XV corps Col Rajesh Kalia said terrorists fired at an army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla and the firing was still on.
The skies in Baramulla, 54 kms from here, saw illuminators being fired by the army to locate the terrorists who had sneaked into the 46 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles.
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Sources said there was some firing from adjacent houses located near the camp, which is located on the banks of river Jhelum.
However, the official Twitter handle of Udhampur-based Northern Command said “Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control”.
The attack comes despite intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian army carried out surgical strikes on September 29.
Sunday’s strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 kms from site of recent attacks killing 19 soldiers. (With input from Agencies)
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