The Indian Army stopped yet another infiltration bid on Saturday morning, reported news agency ANI. In another attempt, the terrorists tried to enter through Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector but the bid was foiled by the security forces as one terrorist was gunned down while a weapon was also recovered. An Army official told PTI that the troops guarding the LoC observed the movement of ultras trying to sneak into the valley from across the border and challenged them. In the incident, one militant was shot dead along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Bandipora district in North Kashmir.
As the summers have arrived, the infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) have also increased. With the latest operation, the number of militants killed in encounters along the LoC in north Kashmir in the past four days has gone up to 14. Earlier, in the day, two terrorists had fired on two vehicles of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in Anantnag’s Qazigund area of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring civilian who was moving ahead in his car.
A defence spokesman on Thursday said multiple attempts made by Pakistan army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC were foiled by the troops at Machhil and Naugam sectors in Kupwara district, Gurez in Bandipora district and Uri in Baramulla, resulting in the killing of seven militants.
On Friday too, the Army had killed as many as five infiltrators on the LoC in Uri sector. However, two soldiers were also injured in the operation that started almost three days ago. On May 26, the Army killed two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into Uri sector in Baramulla district to carry out an attack on the soldiers. Six more militants were killed in the same sector the next day when they attempted to sneak into the valley from across the border.