Attack on Indian army camp in Baramulla kills one

Attack on Indian army camp in Baramulla kills one

At least six fighters attacked an Indian army camp in occupied Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one border guard and wounding another, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 of its soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan.

The attack on the camp of India’s 46 Rastriya Rifles in Baramulla, which also houses a unit of the Border Security Force (BSF), started at around 10:30pm (1700 GMT) and repeated exchanges of fire ensued.

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“One BSF personnel was killed and one injured when militants tried to enter an army camp,” said local Superintendent of Police Imtiyaz Hussein. Local reports that two attackers had been killed could not immediately be confirmed.

Baramulla is a district capital that lies on the road from Srinagar to the frontier settlement of Uri where the Sept 18 attack on the army base took place.

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India launched what it called “surgical strikes” after a September 18 attack on the Uri army base near the Line of Control with Pakistan, saying it inflicted significant casualties.

Pakistan flatly denied the Indian claims, saying two of its soldiers were killed from unprovoked cross-border firing at the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian security forces.

 source Tribune