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Kupwara Army Camp Attack Live: Angry Protesters Raise Slogans

News18.com | April 27, 2017, 3:50 PM IST
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In an Uri-style attack, militants targeted an army camp in Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday morning, killing at least three soldiers, including an Army officer.

Two terrorists have been eliminated and combing operations are underway with sources saying the casualty count was feared to rise.

Stay tuned for live updates:

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Apr 27, 2017 3:50 pm (IST)

How the Kupwara attack happened:

* 3 terrorists come down from the firing range side that hugs a hill.

* They breached 2 layers of fencing, then come inside the camp.

* First engagement was with the perimeter patrol party that consists of 4 to 5 personnel. 

* This is where one of the army jawans lost his life. 

* Then the terrorists went further in.

* 7 minutes of intense firing took place.

* 3 casualties on our side.

* 2 terrorists killed.

* The soldier who killed both the terrorists is injured.

(Reports CNN-News18's Shreya Dhoundial)

Apr 27, 2017 2:21 pm (IST)
Apr 27, 2017 1:54 pm (IST)

Here are the things that were recovered from the attack site:

* 3 AKs have been recovered which proves that 3 terrorists were present. 

* 1 Chinese pistol. 
* 1 UBGL. 
* Matrix/ Map sheet + 2 GPSs. 
* 1 Cellphone. 

Apr 27, 2017 1:12 pm (IST)

Meanwhile, protesters are shouting slogans near the attack site in Kupwara.

Apr 27, 2017 1:11 pm (IST)


The three jawans who lost their life in Kupwara attack died in the first burst of fire by the terrorists. The engagement which lasted for 7 minutes. The firing that started at 4:30 last for 30 minutes.

Apr 27, 2017 1:01 pm (IST)

Search underway for one more terrorist in Kupwara, says sources

Apr 27, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

Search underway for one more terrorist in Kupwara, says sources

Apr 27, 2017 12:24 pm (IST)
br /> My thoughts & prayers are with the families of the 3 martyred soldiers. Prayers for a speedy recovery of the injured, says Defence minister Arun Jaitley.

Apr 27, 2017 12:22 pm (IST)


The meeting which was chaired by Rajnath Singh on the Kupwara attack was attended by officials of 15 departments including defence, social justice, water, home etc... This is a follow-up of Mehbooba Mufti-PM Modi-Home Minister's meeting...Development, fund disbursement and law and order in agenda    

Apr 27, 2017 12:04 pm (IST)


We condemn the Kupwara attack and offer our condolence to the families of the martyrs. Pakistan should be focusing on their internal matters rather than Kashmir, says Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh.

Apr 27, 2017 11:48 am (IST)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh holds a meeting with inter-ministerial team to review implementation of development package for J&K announced by PM

Apr 27, 2017 11:45 am (IST)
Apr 27, 2017 11:42 am (IST)
Apr 27, 2017 11:16 am (IST)

This attack comes days after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had a dicussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to improve the situation in the valley.

Apr 27, 2017 11:05 am (IST)
Apr 27, 2017 10:47 am (IST)


* Stone pelting incidents have began few kilometers away from the army camp in Kupwara where the terror attack took place at 4:30 am in the morning. 

* The protesters are trying to disturb movement of the army convoy. Protesters are pelting stone on the security forces.

Apr 27, 2017 10:34 am (IST)

What we know so far about the Kupwara attack

* Terrorist attacked at 4:30 am
* Terrorist were heavily armed
* Terrorist could not enter the camp
* They used Grenades, AK-47 rifles were used
* Grenades fired for 2-3 hours

Apr 27, 2017 10:30 am (IST)

The injured soldiers were airlifted to Army's 92 base hospital here for treatment.

Apr 27, 2017 10:23 am (IST)

The army camp was 120 kilometers away from Srinagar. 

Apr 27, 2017 10:22 am (IST)

The Valley has witnessed a string of violent incidents this month starting with clashes between civilians and security forces and in the run-up to the Srinagar bypolls on April 9. Videos filmed during the unrest have further fuelled tensions in the area. The PDP-BJP government in the state had on Wednesday banned 22 social networking sites and applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in Kashmir on the grounds that these were being misused to fan trouble.

Apr 27, 2017 10:17 am (IST)

We must have a hard hitting response no matter whosoever has conducted this attack, says Colonel (R)  Thapar

Apr 27, 2017 10:00 am (IST)

The Army has deployed more forces to carry out search operations in the wider area. The heavily-armed militants reportedly fired bullets and lobbed grenades, but were unable to enter the camp, say sources

Apr 27, 2017 9:52 am (IST)
Apr 27, 2017 9:41 am (IST)

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Apr 27, 2017 9:30 am (IST)

Army sources have now confirmed that three soldiers — an officer, a junior commissioned officer and a jawan — have been killed in the attack. Sources had earlier said that five soldiers had been killed. 

Apr 27, 2017 9:19 am (IST)

The terrorists, who attacked the army camp at 4:30 am, failed to enter the camp unit as the security set-up had been tightened following the Uri attack last year.

Apr 27, 2017 9:12 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Kashmiri Separatist Leader Asiya Andrabi Arrested

She is also a member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

Apr 27, 2017 9:03 am (IST)

The incident took place at Panjgaon at Chowkibal when militants, suspected to be of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed the battalion camp which is in-charge of road opening duties on the crucial roads in this area. 

Apr 27, 2017 9:01 am (IST)

The army officer killed in the attack was identified as Captain Ayush, official sources told PTI.

Apr 27, 2017 9:00 am (IST)

Meanwhile, separatist leader Asiya Andrabi has been arrested in Kashmir, the PTI reported from Srinagar.

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Kupwara Army Camp Attack Live: Angry Protesters Raise Slogans
Stone-pelters in the area have been trying to disrupt the movement of army convoys.
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