Militants Attack Army Camp At Kupwara, 3 Jawans Martyred
New Delhi: The army personnel including an officer, were killed in a militant attack on an army camp in Kupwara, north Kashmir, on Thursday. Five soldiers were injured while two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in a retaliatory action. The militants attacked the camp at Panzgam in Kupwara around 4 am, said a defence spokesperson.
Starting from Pathankot attack in January 2016, there was a spate of attacks by militants on the army camps including Kupwara. While seven Indian soldiers lost their lives six terrorists were gunned down in Pathankot.
Within six months, there was a similar attack in Pampore in which eight CRPF personnel were killed and 21 critically injured as the terrorists sprayed bullets at a bus carrying them.
Another five months later, the attack which consumed lives of 19 jawans took place in Uri in September. The militants who stormed into the Uri base went on a killing spree. Four terrorists were killed in firing by security forces.
After the Uri attack, the government carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control.
Unnerved by the surgical strikes, terrorists attacked a camp at Baramulla within a week after surgical strikes in October. This time around, two attackers were killed and one officer belonging to BSF died in the gun battle. The attackers were identified as Pakistani nationals.
The same month, there was an attack on an army camp at Langate in Kupwara district; which means the fresh attack is the second in Kupwara district.
The very next month, i.e., November militants opened heavy fire at an army camp in Nagrota in which two jawans were killed.