Infiltration bid foiled by alert troops in Uri Sector

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Srinagar, 16 Sep 2023 CNI: The Indian Army on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Baramulla district. There have been intelligence inputs from multiple intelligence agencies regarding terrorist groups planning to infiltrate from across the LoC. On the basis of inputs, the anti-infiltration & surveillance grid was tightened in the area and ambushes were sighted.

The alert troops in Uri Sector noticed a group of terrorist attempting to cross the LoC at Hathlanga Nala during early hours of the day. Contact was established in which one terrorist was neutralized in a two hours long gunfight. While searching for the other two terrorist, one of the terrorist opened up fire from hiding, thus re-establising contact. The second terrorist & his body was recovered by 1230 hr. The third terrorist was also engaged who was supported by fire from Pakistan Army post at LoC. The third terrorist fell down towards the enemy side of LoC. While the operation was under progress the quad copter was also flown to ascertain whereabouts of the third terrorist. However, Pakistan Army post in the near vicinity fired on the quad copter establishing the support of Pakistan Army in abetting terrorism & assisting terrorists to infiltrate across LoC.

The joint operation by the Indian Army & JK Police lasted for eight hours, in which three terrorists were killed. Two AK series rifles, One Pistol, Seven Hand Grenades, One IED, cash of Rs 46,000/- (Indian currency), Rs 6000/- (Pak currency) and other war like stores were recovered. This operation has once again highlighted the nefarious design of Pakistan Army in supporting terrorism and the intent to disturb normalcy and prevailing peace in Kashmir.

PRO (Defence), Srinagar

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