Baramulla attack: Rajnath lauds security forces

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 3 : In the wake of the terror attack in Baramulla, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the security forces are giving a befitting reply to the terrorists from the other side of the border.

Singh, who arrived here today on a two-day visit to Leh and Ladakh to take stock of the situation, said that he would make all efforts to try and resolve the issues of the region.

"We will be meeting with the respective delegations in Leh and Ladakh and will acquire all information from them.

We will try to resolve the problems being faced by them," Singh told the media soon after his arrival.

The Home Minister earlier today spoke to the National Security Advisor and the Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) in the wake of terror attack in Baramulla and reviewed the situation.

Singh has expressed grief over the martyrdom of BSF jawan and asked the DG of BSF to make all arrangements for the treatment of injured jawan.

The Home Ministry is closely monitoring the situation after the attack. IG BSF, Punjab Frontier Anil Paliwal has said today that an alert has been sounded on the border in the wake of the Baramulla attack and the following ceasefire violation in Poonch, assuring that the situation is under control.

Meanwhile, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the current situation at the Line of Control (LoC).

Doval also reportedly briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the preparedness of the security forces and the army troops.

The terrorists attacked near a camp of the 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla late on Sunday night. The terrorists, whose numbers are still unknown, tried to enter the camp through a public park near it, but failed to breach the security.

Earlier, Pakistan targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor tehsil late Sunday evening.

Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing after the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Source: ANI