Uri, Nowgam encounters: At least one jawan was killed and two soldiers were injured in an encounter with about five terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and Nowgam areas along the Line of Control (LoC). They had tried to infiltrate into the country, but the Army foiled their attempts to do that, an ANI report said. At least seven terrorists have also been killed in couple of infiltration attempts by terrorists in the state today.
Security forces had also foiled an attempt by terrorists to loot and bank in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, the agency further said.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had sounded a high alert yesterday in Uri after recent rise in infiltration bids, an India Today report said. They had expressed concern that terorists may target two hydro electric power plants. The Uri II hydel power plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014.
Earlier this week, four terrorists were killed in encounter with security forces in Machil sector, as per Indian Express report, the terrorists were from Lashkar e Taiba group, which was planning a suicide attack on a CRPF camp in North Kashmir’s Bandipore region.
As per reports, terrorists had tried to enter the CRPF camp early on Monday morning and started firing at one of the sentry posts. In the gunbattle that ensued, security forces neutralised all 4 terrorists in the process. They had also cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Four AK-47 rifles, one Underbarrel Grenade Launcher and ammunition were from the slain militants.
The incidents related to cross-border terrorism have risen in last few weeks, the paper said further. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that that the violence in the state would not continue for too long.
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On May 23, the army had released a video showing “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the Loc, inflicting some damage. Pakistan in response had also released a video showing attacks by its army on Indian posts along the border, which was rejected by the Indian Army.