JAMMU: On Monday, in a significant development, the security forces foiled a major terror attack on Army Artillery Unit at Rajarwani in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector. According to reports, the security personnel deployed at the Army Artillery Unit noted some suspicious activity around the camp and opened fire to frustrate any possible attack.
While unconfirmed reports said that at least two terrorists have been killed in the firing by the security personnel, the entire area has been barrier off and a major combing and search operation is underway. All local units of Army and the central paramilitary force deployed in the area have been alerted. The search is being conducted jointly by the J&K Police and the Army.
J&K: Visuals from Rajarwani, Uri where suspicious movement was detected around camp of Army Artillery unit last night following which a security personnel opened fire. Area cordoned off&is being searched by Police&Army. 2 ppl being examined.(Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/S9oEgVnawZ
— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2019
Meanwhile, two people have been detained and are being examined in connection with the incident.The security around the camp has also been tightened.The attack comes a day after five terrorists belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The gunbattle broke out after terrorists opened fire on a search party of the security forces in Kulgam’s Kellem village on Sunday morning.A top Army official later confirmed that five terrorists were killed in the encounter and weapons and warlike stores were recovered from the spot. The official report state that the killed terrorists were identified as Waseem Ahmad Rather, Aqib Nazir Mir, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat, Idrees Ahmad Bhat and Zahid Ahmad Parray,.
Official spokesperson statement confines that as per police records, it was a combined group of proscribed terror outfits HM and LeT and their (terrorists) exact affiliations are being ascertained. They were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
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#Kashmir | Last night the security personnel of Army Artillery unit at Rajarwani, Uri detected some suspicious movement around the camp and opened fire. The area has been cordoned off and is being searched jointly by Police & Army. Two people are being examined. Watch some fresh visuals from the spot.
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