Army Foils 3 Pak Aided Infiltration Bids, 3 Millitants Killed


Srinagar: Army on Thursday foiled three infiltration bids assisted by Pakistani posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and 3 millitants were killed.

“Three infiltration bids were foiled in two separate sectors on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of October 5-6,” an army official said here. He said while two infiltration bids were foiled in Naugam sector, one such attempt was foiled in Rampur sector. “The infiltration attempts were assisted by Pakistani posts,” the official added.

Three heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan were killed after they launched an attack on an army camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the militants, who were also carrying medicines with Pakistani markings.

An army official said that the militants opened fire on an army camp at Langate in Kupwara district at around 5 AM, which was retaliated by the jawans. After repulsing the attack, the security forces launched a search operation in the area, during which the militants fired upon them, leading to an encounter.

Briefing the media on the operation, Commanding Officer, Colonel Rajiv Sharang said the three militants were challenged by jawans after they noticed suspicious movement near the perimeter fencing of the camp.

“Three terrorists were seen near the perimeter fencing of our camp. Our sentrys challenged the terrorists who fired heavily on our sentry posts. We also retaliated and then a quick reaction team was activated so that the terrorists do not flee the area where they were spotted.

“We used illumination rounds to illuminate the area and killed all the three terrorists,” Col Sharang told reporters at Langate.

The army official said the forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the slain militants.

“The medicine which has been recovered from all three terrorists has Pakistani marking. This ascertains that all three terrorists were Pakistani terrorists. The maps and the matrix sheet, which they were using, that also is being analysed. If we come to know more from it, we will let you know,” he said.

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