Fri, Oct 21, 2016 | updated 11:54 PM IST

Pak-based terrorists attacked army camp at Handwara, confirms Commanding Officer

Updated: Oct 06, 2016 12:43 IST

Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] (ANI): Colonel Rajiv Saharan, the commanding officer of 30 Rashtriya Rifles, Handwara, today confirmed that three Pakistani-based terrorists attacked the camp at Langate in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Three AK-47 rifles, two UBGL launchers, three GPS, four radio search, maps and metric sheet, and medicines were recovered from them.

When asked about how they identified the terrorists, Colonel Saharan said, "The medicines recovered have 'made in Pakistan' markings on them, this ascertains that these three terrorists were from Pakistan."

Colonel Saharan further said that the terrorists were spotted within the perimeter of their camp who, upon challenged, started open firing at them

"On being challenged these terrorist opened indiscriminate fire on to our sentry posts and onto our living shelters where our soldiers were resting," he said.

Immediately after the encounter, the armed forces started sanitizing the local area.

Since the troops were alert, the attack was aptly retaliated by the security forces.

The attack comes days after terrorists attacked a Bolder Security Force (BSF) and adjoining camps in Baramulla district, where one BSF soldier was killed in the attack.

The attack also comes after the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes and destroyed seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), last week.

Last month, the terrorists had attacked the army brigade headquarters at Uri, killing 19 soldiers. (ANI)