On Thursday morning, army forces killed 3 terrorists and recovered 3 Ak47 after they attacked an army camp at Langate in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Since last night, three penetration attempts have been stopped along the Line of Control.
It was a Fidayeen attack on 30 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Langate and all terrorists came in army combat dress. Alert guards prevented the terrorists from entering the camp.
At around 5 am terrorists opened fire on the army camp. Firing has resumed after a 15-minute stand off then started at 6:30 am. when army’s search operation was going on. Heavy firing continued for around half an hour, during which three of the terrorists were reportedly cornered and shot dead. Two army jawans were injured during the attack but no casualties reported so far.
“The troops were alert and the attack was foiled,” said the army officer. Villages near the camp are being searched. The army said, the infiltration attempts were assisted by Pakistani posts.
Initial reports suggest the group may have recently infiltrated from across the LoC and could be belonging to the terror outfit Lashker-e-Toiba.
The attack comes after four days after the Baramulla attack in which a BSF jawan was killed and two terrorists were gunned down. On 18th September, a terror attack in Uri killed 19 army personnel. There is a heightened security alert across Jammu and Kashmir fearing possibility of more attacks after India announced that it carried surgical strikes in Pakistan.