Three militants dead after attack at army camp in Handwara, medicines with Pak markings and maps , weapons recoveredOctober 6, 2016
Three militants were killed early Thursday when army foiled an attack on the battalion headquarters of 30 Rashtriya Rifles in Handwara North Kashmir’s Langate area.
In a press conference, Colonel Rajiv Saharan, the commanding officer of 30 RR, Handwara, said that the sentries, which were on high alert, had spotted three terrorists close to the fence of the camp. These terrorists, he continued, opened indiscriminate fire and so they retailiated. “Our quick reaction team was activated so that they don’t escape,” he said.
Maps, metric sheets, radio sets, arms and ammunition with Pakistani markings were recovered from the terrorists, along with food and other communication devices.
“At around 5 am, militants opened firing on an army camp at Langate in Kupwara district, which was retaliated by the alert jawans,” an army official said.
He said there was a stand-off firing for about 15-20 minutes.
“The troops were alert and the attack was foiled,” the official said, adding that a search operation was going on.
Meanwhile, the militants again opened fire at the forces who were conducting the search operation, the army official said.
“There was firing once again on the camp at 6:30 am as the forces were conducting the search operation,” the official said.
He said the operation was on and additional forces have been rushed to the area.
On Monday, at least two terrorists and a BSF personnel were killed while one BSF jawan was injured when militants attacked two adjoining camps of the Army and the paramilitary force at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir.