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Kashmir: Jawan injured in terror attack on army camp in Kupwara

12 August, 2017 2:31 AM
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Kashmir: Jawan injured in terror attack on army camp in Kupwara

Official sources told India Today that the group of militants are believed to be newly infiltrated.

A security personnel was injured after militants attacked an army camp in the forest area of Kalaroose, in frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Friday late night.

Official sources told India Today that a group of militants believed to be newly infiltrated, attacked army's 41 RR (Rashtriya Rifle) headquarter camp which is located in upper belt of Kalaroose forest along LoC.

"The indiscriminate fire continued on the RR headquarters for at least 10 minutes. The troops retaliated, resulting in a brief clash", they said.

During the incident, a soldier of 21 J&K Rifles was injured and has been admitted to military hospital, Drugmulla.

Besides 41 RR, the camp also houses troopers of other units including 21 J&k Rifles.

Soon after the attack, the army launched a massive man hunt with the help of reinforcement of Para commandos on all sides adjoining the camp, they said.

The areas that have been cordoned include upper belt of Kalaroose forests and Kunnad, Kani Behak, Manigah, Chat forest areas of Batpora Haihama.

This attack comes only three days ahead of 15 August, marking 70th independence day of India.

A woman was killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Conttol in Balakot sector of Poonch district.

According to Defence Ministry sources, the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy unprovoked firing at about 5 am. The victim was identified as Ruqia Bi.

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