Srinagar, Oct 3: At least six militants attacked an army camp at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. In the incident, one soldier was martyred and another injured. Officials say that the situation has been brought under control. However, combing and search operations continue.
The terrorists tried to breach the camp by first hurling grenades and then resorting to heavy gun fire. The attack took place on the 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Janbazpora on the outskirts of Baramulla. The alert soldiers, however, ensured that the terrorists did not breach the camp.
Officials say that it appears that the attack is the handiwork of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Officials also point out that the terrorsits involved in this attack could have infiltrated several days back taking advantage of the unrest in J&k.
Earlier during the day, Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district. Further an incident at the Wagah border in which Pakistanis hurled stones on to the Indian side had also been reported.
The attack comes following an intelligence bureau alert that had warned about terrorist strikes on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir.
A high alert was declared along the border areas following the surgical strike carried out by India across the Line of Control. The attack was carried out to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an army camp in Uri a few weeks back.