Srinagar, Oct 6 (IANS) Three Pakistani terrorists were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an army officer said.
Heavily armed terrorists dressed in army fatigues attacked the 30 RR camp situated in Langate town of Kupwara district at 5.10 a.m. on Thursday, but the attack was foiled.
“Our sentries, who were on high alert carried out retaliatory fire to deny terrorists who entered our fencing. Our quick reaction team was activated. They localised the area where the terrorists were spotted, and after that they carried out sanitisation of the area. Three Pakistani terrorists were eliminated,” Colonel Rajiv Saharan of 30 RR told the media in Handwara.
The army officer said a huge quantity of arms and ammunition and communication devices were recovered from the slain terrorists.
“These terrorists were carrying huge quantity of arms and ammunition and other war like stores, including three AK 47 rifles, two under barrel grenade launchers, large quantity of small arms, ammunition and grenades, GPS radio sets, maps, metric sheets and food and communications stores,” he said.
The security personnel are still carrying out combing and search operations.
“Operation is still continuing, sanitisation of the area is not yet complete,” added the officer.
Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the Indian Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told IANS earlier that alert guards at the 30 RR camp in Langate located close to a civilian facility foiled the terrorists’ attempt to enter the camp by breaching its security periphery.
On October 3, a BSF trooper was killed and another injured when separatist militants attacked the camp of 47 RR in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town.
The guerrillas, however, managed to escape.