Srinagar: Terrorists attacked an Army camp in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night. However, a major ‘terror plot’ was averted after the security personnel of Army Artillery unit at Rajarwani detected some suspicious movement around the camp and opened fire. Also Read - All Educational Institutes in Jammu And Kashmir to Remain Closed Till Year End
As of the now, the area has been cordoned off and is being searched jointly by police and Army. Two persons are also being examined in connection with the incident. Also Read - BJP Wants to Develop an Ecosystem With No Place For Democracy: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti
The incident came a few hours after a grenade attack on a CRPF party near Palladium lane at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, injured three CRPF personnel, four J&K police personnel and four civilians on Sunday evening. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir DDC Polls: 51.76 % Voter Turnout Recorded in First Phase
On February 10, five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam. They were identified as Waseem Ahmad Rather, Aqib Nazir Mir, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat, Idrees Ahmad Bhat and Zahid Ahmad Parray. As per police records, it was a combined group of Hizbul and LeT.
Police have found incriminating material such as arms and ammunition at the site of encounter. The bodies have been handed over to the families of the deceased.
Following the encounter, four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in heavy stone-pelting.
Earlier this month, a self-styled district commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district.
The encounter broke out when a joint patrolling party of army and police was fired upon by terrorists at Chakoora area of Pulwama district.