Terror attack on Army camp in Rajouri; 3 soldiers, 2 terrorists killed
J&K Police Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh said, terrorists tried to cross the Army camp's fence at Pargal. The exchange of fire began after the alert sentry challenged the intruders.
Three soldiers lost their lives in a terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district in the early hours of Thursday. Two terrorists were eliminated during the exchange of gunfire. Two soldiers, who were injured in the attack just days before Independence Day, were undergoing treatment. J&K Police Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh said terrorists tried to cross the Army camp's fence at Pargal. The exchange of fire began after the alert sentry challenged the intruders.
Troops engaged the two terrorists who were trying to sneak into the post. Both terrorists have been neutralised, he added. He said that additional forces have been sent to the Army camp located around six kilometres from the Darhal police station.
This attack came just hours after three LeT terrorists were killed by security personnel in Budgam following a long battle that lasted many hours. Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat's murderers included one of the terrorists who was killed in the incident.
"Terrorist Lateef Rather @Abdullah, killer of Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat among the three killed terrorists. He was involved in several terror crime cases, including several civilian killings and atrocities," the ADGP Kashmir said after the operation ended on Wednesday.
According to Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, two "fidayeen" who are thought to be members of the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed attempted to infiltrate the camp on Thursday but were stopped. Three Army soldiers were slain in the subsequent conflict, according to the police head. Witnesses said that the final gunshot was heard about 6.10 am.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was expected in Jammu on April 22, the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attempted to launch a "fidayeen" attack. The two terrorists were, however, slain by the CISF in a fortuitous meeting close to the Sunjawan Army camp. The paramilitary unit lost one of their officers.
In April and May, there were many explosions in the Rajouri district.