Army foils Pak infiltration bid, eliminates at least five terrorists

26 September 2017

Security forces foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists early this morning in the Zorawar area of Uri district in Jammu and Kashmir, killing one alleged terrorist and recovering a weapon.

Indian forces are continuing with combing operations, according to ANI.

The Army also pushed back a group of Pakistani intruders in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector today.

More than half a dozen armed intruders targeted an Indian Army post before retaliatory fire forced them to retreat.

On Monday, four terrorists were killed at Kalgai village near the Line of Control in the same sector. They were planning to target the Army's strategic 76 Artillery Unit on Uri-Kaman road, Army officers said.

Three militants were killed in a joint combing operation on Sunday, The Indian Express reported.

''We received specific information about the presence of terrorists in the adjoining area of Kalgai village,'' Deputy Commandant, 12 infantry brigade, Harpeet Singh was quoted as saying by the paper. ''The operation was launched late on 23 September night; the cordon was established by midnight.'

''The terrorists were well-equipped and planned to carry out a major strike in the Kalgai camp. Alert troopers foiled another devastating attack on the Army camp,'' he said.

According to reports, police had first received information about presence of militants in the village, which was then passed on to the armed forces. Three AK rifles, IEDs and more than a dozen grenades were recovered from them.

Terrorists had come to the village to target the Army camp. They perhaps reached the village on Saturday and could have been waiting for a suitable time to target the camp, officials added. They were in Army fatigues to avoid attention, sources told Indian Express.

The Army today foiled an infiltration attempt by seven intruders who were attempting to sneak across the Line of Control in the Keran sector in Jammu and Kashmir under cover fire of Pakistani soldiers.

''Close firing attempted by enemy, which was suitably responded. No casualty on our side,'' said an army official, denying rumours of beheading of Indian soldiers in the encounter.

Sources said that the at least seven intruders had come ''really close'' to the Indian posts and resulted in Indian soldiers fiercely retaliating.

The incident took place approximately at 1 pm.

Army sources suspect the attack was carried out by Pakistan's Border Action Team of BAT -- a rogue unit comprising regular soldiers and militants which carries out attacks on Indian army across the LoC.

The attack came after Army said one militant was killed in a gun battle in Uri, making it the fifth such killing in the area in the last two days.

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