LEH: Hours after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’sBaramulla district, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said security forces were giving a “befitting reply” to such attempts by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
“Our security forces are giving a befitting reply,” he told reporters here when asked about the attacks on security forces by terrorists in the state.
The attack on the camp of 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla, which also houses a unit of the Border Security Force, started at around 10:30pm and repeated exchanges of fire ensued.
One BSF jawan was killed and one wounded when terrorists tried to enter the Army camp, Baramulla superintendent of police Imtiyaz Hussein said.
The first major attack on security forces by terrorists came four days after the Indian Army launched surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Sunday night’s attack in Baramulla took place exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at the Army brigade headquarters at Uri, killing 19 soldiers.
The home minister is on a two-day visit to Leh and Kargil to interact with a cross-section of people and take their suggestions on resolution of Kashmir issue.
Asked about his trip to Ladakh, Singh said he has come to understand the problems of the region by interacting with a cross section of people.
“Whatever problems the people face here, we will try to resolve them,” he said.
Singh had led an all-party delegation to Srinagar and Jammu on September 4-5.
The leaders of various political leaders met over 400 people who came in 50 different delegations representing various sections of society in Srinagar and Jammu.
Earlier, the home minister had visited Srinagar on August 24-25 and July 23-24.