The Army on Friday foiled another infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, killing at least five heavily armed terrorists. A high alert has also been sounded along the LoC.
“Soldiers deployed along LoC in Uri detected a movement of terrorists trying to sneak into this side (at Uri sector in Baramulla district) from across border this afternoon,” Srinagar-based Army spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said, adding, “Army men fired on terrorists, who returned the fire from automatic weapons.”
He also said intense combing operation is underway in the area since yesterday.
This is the third infiltration attempt by terrorists in last 24 hours and the seventh such along the LoC in less than a fortnight in north Kashmir. Three of the attempts were scuttled in Uri sector alone.
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