As it happened: Jawan killed in Baramulla attack, Rajnath reviews security
At least six militants attacked a paramilitary camp in north Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one jawan and wounding another, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan.
The attack on the 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Janbazpora on the outskirts of Baramulla city, 54 km from capital Srinagar, started at around 10:30 pm
The attack began when the assailants tried to enter through a public park near the camp, but were stopped. They then took positions on the banks of the Jhelum river, the Baramulla police control room said.
•Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi condemns Baramulla attack, says “terror and hatred can never succeed against the courage and resolve of our bravehearts”
•Police sources say operation over, no militant bodies recovered but search ops are still on. Sources fear militants may have managed to escape
In a separate incident, Pakistan opened fire on Indian posts in the Akhnoor sector.
The firing violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the international border and the Line of Control — the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two neighbours.
The border skirmish comes at a time when New Delhi and Islamabad are locked in a bitter diplomatic war of words following the Uri terror attack, in which heavily armed militants, believed to be of Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, stormed an army base in Kashmir, killing 19 soldiers.
Relations between the two countries have been fraught with tension since the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in response to the Uri terror attack.
With inputs from agencies