New Delhi: Two BSF constables Nitin and Pulwinder, injured during a heavy exchange of fire with terrorists in Baramula in Jammu and Kashmir last night were rushed to the hospital in Srinagar. Nitin later succumbed to his injuries.
Confusion prevailed about last night’s terror attack on the Army base and a BSF camp at Baramula as a Home Ministry spokesman stuck to the claim this morning that two terrorists had been shot dead last night. The claim notwithstanding, there was no word of confirmation about the death of any terrorist from the security forces and local police.
The Home Ministry spokesman later said that the report of the killing of two terrorists was a “claim” that was being “verified”.
BSF Inspector General (Kashmir) Vikash Chandra told a section of the media today: “at least two terrorists were involved in the attack and the security forces recovered a GPS set, a compass and a wire cutter besides some ammunition this morning after a search was launched near the camp on the banks of the Jhelum river.
Chandra said the firing started about 10:30 PM last night after the BSF men detected some “suspicious movement” in the vicinity of their camp that they shared with the 46 Rashtriya Rifles of the army.”