- The Indian Army’s Northern Command confirmed at 12:30 am that the situation was ‘contained and under control’
- One BSF jawan has been martyred in the attack at the 46 Rashtriya Rifles army camp in Baramulla, J&K
- Terrorists tried to enter through a public park but were not able to breach the 46 RR camp
- BSF DG KK Sharma briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the incident
- Heavy exchange of fire took place from both the sides of the border
- This attack comes 14 days after the terrorist attack at Uri in J&K that killed 20 Army jawans
Three Civilians Injured in Fresh Pakistan Ceasefire Violations in Kashmir
Two women and a man were injured in mortar and small arms firing from across the LoC with Pakistan on Monday as border tension continued amid fresh ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Defence sources said Pakistan Rangers fired indiscriminately using mortars and automatic weapons to target Indian border outposts in Akhnoor sector of the International Border in Jammu district.
Indian border guards effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, they said. The intermittent fire exchanges continued in Akhnoor till noon.
Frightened by shelling and firing, dozens of families abandoned homes, cattle and agricultural fields in Pallanwalla area and fled to safer places.
Similar scenes were witnessed in Poonch near the Line of Control (LoC) later when Pakistan Army resorted to heavy shelling and firing in Shahpur, using 82 mm mortar shells which fell in a large area on the Indian side.
Search Operation Called off After Baramulla Attack, Militants Escape
A massive search operation to hunt down militants who escaped after a failed attempt to attack an army camp in north Kashmir's Baramulla town was called off on Monday morning, officials said.
The search operation, which lasted for more than six hours, was launched soon after a two-hour gunfight outside the camp of counter-insurgency 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Janbazpora stopped late Sunday night, a senior police officer said.
"After six hours, the search operation was called off and traffic restored in the area," he said.
Border Security Force (BSF) Constable Nitin Kumar was killed and Constable Parminder injured when a group of heavily armed guerrillas attacked the camp on Sunday night.
"The two troopers got suspicious of some movement. When they tried to find out the cause, they were fired upon by militants using grenade-launchers. One of the grenades exploded, seriously injuring Nitin," BSF's Kashmir Frontier Inspector General Vikash Chandra told Times Now.
Parminder was hit in his leg. Despite his injuries, Constable Nitin fired at least 20 rounds while Parminder fired 48 rounds.
"Nitin Kumar succumbed to injuries in a hospital. But we repulsed the attack," the IG said.
"We have seized a wirecutter, which points towards the terrorists' intention. They should ideally have been killed, but they escaped due to darkness and ground conditions," the BSF officer said.
Security Forces Pay Tribute to Martyr, Nitin Kumar
Senior BSF and police officers on Monday paid tributes to a BSF jawan who was killed in the Baramulla attack.
Coffin carrying the body of constable Nitin Kumar, wrapped in tri-colour, was brought to BSF Subsidiary Training Centre Humhama near Srinagar Airport where Additional Director General of BSF Arun Kumar and Special Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police (coordination and law and order) SP Vaid joined other ranks and offered floral tributes to the jawan.
After the wreath laying ceremony, the body of the BSF personnel was sent to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
We Are Determined to Stop the Enemy’s Attempts: IG BSF Vikas Chandra
Reacting to questions over the increased number of attacks by terrorists on the security forces, IG BSF in Kashmir, Vikas Chandra said:
Determined enemy wants to worsen the situation, but we are even more determined to stop them in their attempts.