Srinagar, Oct 2 (IANS) A heavy gunfight broke out late on Sunday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district as guerrillas attacked an army camp, police said.
Police said militants attacked a camp of the counter-insurgency 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town.
“Militants fired at the RR camp in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town late tonight.. at the outpost of the camp that is manned by the BSF (Border Security Force) troopers. A gunfight has started after the militants’ firing was retaliated.” a senior police officer told IANS on phone from Baramulla town.
“Further details are awaited,” he said.
According to officials, the attack started around 10.30 p.m. when the fidayeen tried to enter the camp.
Former Jamuna and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah meanwhile tweeted: “Colleagues in Baramulla town are phoning with reports of massive gunfire in their vicinity. Prayers for all in the area.”