Militants attack army camp in Tangdhar

Militants on Wednesday attacked an Army camp in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control (LoC) using small arms and under barrel grenade launchers.

Militants attack army camp in TangdharNo casualties have been reported so far. “There was a stand off fire from Kalsuri Ridge (in Tangdhar sector) towards an army camp this morning,” an army official said.

He said there was a brief lull before the militants opened fire again, triggering off a gunbattle, which was going on till last reports came in.

The official said the militants seem to be heavily armed as they used small fire arms and UBGLs to carry out the attack.

“So far there are no casualties reported,” he added.

Tangdhar sector is close to the LoC in Kupwara district and has been used as an infiltration route in the past.

The official said it was not yet clear whether the militants were part of infiltrating group. “That is a matter of investigation. We can comment on it only after the operation is over,” he added.

Meanwhile, a militant hideout was busted by security forces in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night. Several arms and ammunition were recovered, police said.

“Troops of 39 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and special operations group (SOG) of state police on Tuesday night busted a militant hideout in Dungi Cheed forest area near Mangnar village in Poonch district,” a senior police official told IANS.

“One AK-47 rifle with 113 rounds, Pika ammunition, two IEDs, one Chinese grenade, Pakistani SIM cards and currency notes were recovered from the busted hideout,” the police said.