Army calls off search operation after Baramulla attack

Photo of Indian soldiers during search operation at Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar: The Indian army called off the search operation which was carried to hunt down militants who escaped after a failed infiltration attempt to attack on army camp in Kashmir’s Baramulla district today.

According to senior police official, the search operation was lasted for more than six hours, which was launched after two hours of gunfight outside the camp of Rashtriya Rifiles (RR).

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The officer told media persons, that after six hours, the search operation has been called off and traffic restored in the area.

During the gunfight one Border Security Force (BSF) constable Nitin Kumar was killed and another constable Parminder was critically injured when a group of heavily armed guerrillas attacked the camp on Sunday night.

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The BSF’s Kashmir Frontier Inspector General Vikash Chandra told media persons, “The two troopers got suspicious of some movement. When they tried to find out the cause, they were fired upon by the militants using hand grenade-launchers. One of the general exploded, seriously injuring Nitin.”

 

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