Srinagar: Some militants on Thursday attacked an Army camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, prompting security forces to retaliate.
Two terrorists were killed in the exchange of gunfire.
The 30 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Langate in Handwara region came under the fire, a senior police officer said, adding that "alert guards have prevented the militants from entering the camp".
"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. Meanwhile, the militants again opened fire at the forces who were conducting the search operation, the Army official said.
According to reports, militants who escaped after a failed attempt to attack an Army camp in north Kashmir's Baramulla town on October 02 were behind the firing in Handwara today.
A massive search operation to hunt down militants was launched soon after a two-hour gunfight outside the camp of counter-insurgency 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Janbazpora stopped late Sunday night.
The operation lasted for more than six hours.
Border Security Force Constable Nitin Kumar was killed and Constable Parminder injured.