Militants attack on army camp leaves soldier injured

An army soldier was injured after militants attacked an army camp in forest area of Kalaroos in frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir late Friday late night. Meanwhile, a petrol bomb was hurled on a police party in Dalgate area of Srinagar city on Saturday evening.

Sources said that a group of militants attacked army’s 41 RR headquarter camp which is located in upper belt of Kalaroos forests along the LoC.

“The indiscriminate fire continued on the RR headquarter for at least 10 minutes, the troops retaliated the fire which resulted in a brief clash”, they said.

During the incident, a soldier of 21 JAK Rifles was injured and has been shifted to military hospital in Drugmulla, police sources said.

Besides 41 RR, the camp also houses troopers of other units including 21 JAK Rifles.

Soon after the attack, the army launched a massive man hunt with the help of reinforcement of Para commandos on all sides adjoining the camp, they said.

The areas that have been cordoned include Upper belt of Kalaroose forests and Kunnad, Kani Behak, Manigah, Chat forest areas of Batpora Haihama.

The attack comes only three days ahead of 15 August, marking 70th independence day.

Meanwhile, a petrol bomb was hurled on a police party in Dalgate area of Srinagar City. However, there were no injuries to any police personnel, a police spokesman said. 

Meanwhile, gunfight has raged between the forces and militants in Awnera village of Shopian on today evening.

The gunfight raged after the forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Awnera village.

A senior police official  said that the gunfight is ongoing.

“We can’t speculate about the identity or number of militants trapped at the spot. Once the operation is over, we can give the details of the militants,” he said when the report was last filed.





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