New Delhi, March 21: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said two terrorists who attacked an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district have been “neutralised”.
“I think two terrorists have been neutralised,” Parrikar said, adding that a search for more militants was still going on.
Armed militants on Saturday morning attacked the Mesar camp of the 82 armoured regiment in Samba district triggering a gunfight with the security forces.
According to sources, the first terrorist was killed around 10.30 a.m., while the second was killed around 1 p.m. The operations are continuing.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Parrikar said there were no casualties on the Indian side. Officials in Jammu, however, said a pilgrim and two soldiers were injured.
The minister said that “when the morale of the opponents is down, they make such attempts to boost it”.
Parrikar said intelligence has improved over time and this year the security forces have killed 26 terrorists so far, with lesser number of casualties on the Indian side.
“With such low loss, we inflict pain on the other side,” he said.
“This is the best figure in many years. On the army side of LoC (Line of Control), exchange of fires is also low,” he said.
The minister indicated these attempts show desperation on Pakistan’s side, without ming the country.
The minister argued that since the region “is not uniform area”, terrorists could infiltrate using the nullahs, adding the water bodies make infiltration easy.
Saturdays’s attack came after guerrillas attacked Rajbagh police station in neighbouring Kathua district of the Jammu region on Friday. Six people - two terrorists, two CRPF troopers, a policeman and a civilian were killed in the attack. (IANS)