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An Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmirs Baramulla district came under attack by fidayeen militants on Sunday night and heavy firing was witnessed

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October 3, 2016: An Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmirs Baramulla district came under attack by fidayeen militants on Sunday night and heavy firing was witnessed. One BSF trooper was killed while another was injured in the gunfight.

The situation at the Rashtriya Rifles camp was later contained, the Northern Command of Indian Army said.

“Baramulla Incident situation contained and under control,” the Northern Command said in a tweet from its official twitter handle.

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The camp is located in Jabanzpora in Baramulla, around 60 km from Srinagar.

The attack comes two weeks after the terror attack on an army camp in Uri, which is also in Baramulla district. The September 18 attack on Uri left 17 soldiers dead, while two soldiers died later.

“Militants fired at the RR camp in Janbazpora area of Baramulla town late tonight.. at the outpost of the camp that is manned by the BSF (Border Security Force) troopers. A gunfight started after the militants’ firing was retaliated.” a senior police officer told IANS on phone from Baramulla town.

Two BSF troopers were injured in the gunfight, one of who died later.

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Personnel of the border guarding force BSF, which is under the operational command of the Army in this area, stay in the camp along with soldiers.

According to officials, the attack started around 10.30 p.m. when the fidayeen tried to enter the camp. Camp security was however not been breached, said informed sources.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah meanwhile tweeted: “Colleagues in Baramulla town are phoning with reports of massive gunfire in their vicinity. Prayers for all in the area.”

Meanwhile, Heavy cross-border firing was underway late on Sunday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district as Pakistan Rangers opened indiscriminate fire on Indian positions in the Akhnoor sector and the Indian side retaliated, police said.

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Cross border firing is often used to give cover to militants for infiltrating on the Indian side.

This comes within days of India carrying out a surgical attack on terror camps across border. (IANS)

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After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

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Google was yet to comment on the new development.

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“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?