A few terrorists on Thursday evening attacked an army camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, prompting security forces to retaliate, army said.
“Around 5 am, militants opened firing on an army camp at Langate in Kupwara district, which was retaliated by the alert jawans,” an army official said.
He said there was a stand-off firing for about 15-20 minutes. No casualties were reported in the exchange of fire.
“The troops were alert and the attack was foiled,” the official said, adding that a search operation was going on.
Meanwhile, the terrorists 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.
The firing comes at a time when the army foiled three infiltration bids assisted by Pakistani posts along the Line of Control 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.
He said while two infiltration bids were foiled in Naugam sector, one such attempt was foiled in Rampur sector.
“The infiltration attempts were assisted by Pakistani posts,” the official added