In the third attack in recent months, militants today opened fire on an army camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Three terrorists were allegedly killed during the retaliatory fire by security forces, according to reports.
Handwara (J&K): Terrorists open fire outside an Army camp in Langate. 3 terrorists gunned down; op continues. (Visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/bIPGahfUUM— ANI (@ANI_news) October 6, 2016
The three men were found in an orchard near the army base in Kupwara district near the Line of Control, the de facto border that divides the Himalayan region between India and Pakistan.
"The troops were alert and the attack was foiled," the official said, adding that a search operation was going on. Meanwhile, the militants again opened fire at the forces who were conducting the search operation, the army official said.
"There was firing once again on the camp at 6:30 AM as the forces were conducting the search operation," the official said. He said the operation was on and additional forces have been rushed to the area.
Meanwhile, the army foiled three infiltration bids assisted by Pakistani posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Three infiltration bids were foiled in two separate sectors on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of October 5-6," an army official said here.
He said while two infiltration bids were foiled in Naugam sector, one such attempt was foiled in Rampur sector.
A few days ago militants launched an attack on an army camp in Baramullah. A BSF jawan lost his life, while the terrorists escaped.
On 18 September, four terrorists swooped down on an army installation in Uri, killing 19 soldiers. The Uri attack led India to launch surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control.
(With agency inputs)
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