New Delhi: Initial report hints at a possible ceasefire violation by Pakistani rangers along the border in Gurdaspur, Punjab, according to Times Now channel. Firing is on at the BSF Chakri post in Gurdaspur since early hours of today morning. This comes right after the Baramulla attack which took place last night.
ANI quotes Anil Paliwal IG, BSF as saying:
BSF opened fire after suspected infiltration at Chakri post of Gurdaspur(Punjab) sector: Anil Paliwal,IG BSF
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 3, 2016
Terrorists on late Sunday night targeted a BSF and an adjoining Army camp in Jammu & Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Initial reports suggest that one BSF personnel lost his life while another one was injured during the gun battle. This comes barely four days after India avenged the Uri attacks and carried out surgical strikes across the LoC, smashing as many as seven terror launch pads.
The fidayeen attack however was foiled, as the terrorists could not breach the 46 RR camp security. 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. According to Times Now, two terrorists were neutralised in the gun battle while the situation remains under control.
The spokesman for Srinagar-based XV corps Col Rajesh Kalia said terrorists fired at an army camp at Jabanzpora in Baramulla. 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.
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".
Meanwhile, according to ANI, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has discussed and reviewed the security situation with NSA Ajit Doval. The situation is reported to be under control while the search operation continues.
Also, according to ANI Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Affairs Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister, said that Pak NSA Nasir Janjua and Indian NSA Ajit Doval made contact after recent tensions, as per Pakistani media reports. Adding that the two have agreed to reduce tension on LoC.
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.
The name of martyred BSF jawan is Constable Nitin while the injured is Constable Pulwinder. Both belong to the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said. Senior BSF officials have reached the spot. BSF DG K K Sharma briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the incident. The Baramulla terror strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 kms from here killing 19 soldiers.
(With PTI inputs)