1. Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists attack army patrol party in Pulwama

Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists attack army patrol party in Pulwama

Earlier in the day, the army foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on an army patrol along the Line of Control (LoC).

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 26, 2017 11:37 PM
army, army patrol attacked, army unit attack, jammu and kashmir, j&K army attacked Earlier in the day, the army foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on an army patrol along the Line of Control (LoC). (IE Photo)

Terrorists attacked an army patrol party at Saimooh village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama today. The area has been cordoned off and search operation is on, news agency ANI reported.

Earlier in the day, the army foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on an army patrol along the Line of Control (LoC). “Alert troops foiled a BAT attack on our patrol party in Uri sector today,” an army official was quoted as saying by PTI.

The official added that two attackers were killed and the infiltration attempt “effectively repulsed”. The two bodies along with weapons including one AK 47 rifles and one pistol.

“At about 8.40 am in the morning, two armed intruders infiltrated in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir from close vicinity of a known Pakistan post and came close to Indian Army post about 500 meters inside own side of LoC. After a firefight, both intruders were neutralised by own troops. Two bodies, one AK 47 Rifle, one Pistol and warlike stores recovered from the sight,” Army PRO Colonel Aman Anand was quoted as saying by PTI.

Earlier this month, a Pakistani BAT allegedly crossed into Indian territory and attacked an Indian Army patrol. Two jawans were killed and their body was mutilated, Indian Express said.

Recently, the Army had released a video of “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani posts in the Naushera sector of the LoC. The video was reportedly shot on May 9, eight days after the two Indian securitymen were beheaded by soldiers of the Pakistan Army, showing Pakistani posts destroyed by 84 mm rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and 106 mm recoilless guns, the paper said further.

The army on May 21 had foiled an infiltration attempt in the Nougam sector of North Kashmir killing four terrorists.

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