#Day87: Baramulla Attack Over, One Border Guard Dead

KL NEWS  NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Militant attackers who mounted an attack on an army garrison in Baramulla have managed to escape after leaving one BSF man dead and another injured. The area is currently witnessing a major search operation that has paralyzed the movement.

Reports suggest that the firing stopped after a few hours soon after the two BSF personnel were driven to the hospital where one of them died. Later, the assailants have managed their escape.

Army has sealed the entire area and no movement is being permitted. The particular garrison of 46-RR is located in Janbazpora through which the road to Rafiabad-Langate-Handwara passes. There are scores of fruit laden trucks parked nearby waiting for the opening of the road.

Residents said they were scared by the attack and did not sleep for most of the night.

It was not immediately known if the attack was a Fidayeen attack or a simple hit and run attack.

A senior police officer in Srinagar confirmed that the operation was over as it has been many hours that there was no exchange of fire between militants and the soldiers.

The attack took place within days of ‘surgical strike’ in PaK that has triggered war tensions in the region. Already there is massive movement of army towards the LoC as tens of thousands of people, mostly in Jammu, have dislocated.

 

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