J&K: Army foils six infiltration bids by Pakistan in 48 hours, seven militants killed

The statement also said, "In the last 48 hours, infiltration attempts have been foiled at the Gurez, Machhil, Naugam and Uri sectors. Seven armed intruders have been eliminated so far." 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 8, 2017 5:00 pm
kashmir, infiltration atempt, Pakistan, LoC, Uri, naugam, Indian army, Six infiltrations bids have been foiled by the Army along the LoC in less than a fortnight in North Kashmir, with these four operations. (Source: ANI photo)

At least seven militants and a jawan have been killed as Army foiled nearly six infiltration bid along the Line of Control in last 48 hours, according to a statement released by the Army on  Thursday.  “In the last 48 hours, infiltration attempts have been foiled at the Gurez, Machhil, Naugam and Uri sectors. Seven armed intruders have been eliminated so far.” the statement said. Large quantities of arms, ammunition and war-like stores have also been recovered.

According to the statement, three militants were killed in the Naugam sector on Thursday, while four were killed in the Machhil sector on Wednesday. Also, two jawans were injured early Thursday morning in an encounter in Uri district where at least five militants tried to infiltrate the border but the Army foiled their attempt. In Gurez, armed intruders ran back leaving rucksacks behind.

The Army statement said the intruders were being provided active support, including covering fire (heavy calibre artillery) by Pakistani army posts on the LoC to assist them to enter the Kashmir valley.

With these four operations, the Army has thwarted six infiltration attempts along the LoC in less than a fortnight in north Kashmir. On May 26, the Army had claimed to have killed two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into the 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.

The Northern Command claimed that in the current year, 22infiltration attempts have been foiled and 34 armed intruders have been eliminated along the LoC. “Relentless operations by security forces have defeated desperate attempts by Pakistan and its agents to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan,” the statement said.

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  1. N
    Jun 9, 2017 at 3:56 am
    Terrorists are actually an extension of Pathi army, minus the label. The label has a price tag in international community that Pathistan is not wil to pay. Even China could become helpless if international community decides to boycott Pathi on the lines of Quatar. If Indian army can generate one video everyday of a Pathi post being annihilated in retaliation for its army/terrorists trying to infiltrate, it will send good message to Indians, what needs to be done and is being done. International community will support India..it is guaranteed to be 100 percent successful...a prediction. Whatever terrorist organisation's are active in this region, including daesh, have been patronized by ISI or Pathi army, as otherwise, they can not survive in this region. One video a day for a year should do the trick, and send the next phase of Indian message to international community .. cluding China.
  2. M
    Jun 9, 2017 at 3:08 am
    After communism Islam has become the greatest challenge for humanity. It's one or the other to survive in this critical time, hence, all law abiding people need to put their best to defeat the terror modules in one or other forms.
  3. M
    Jun 9, 2017 at 3:05 am
    Soon shoot to kill terrorists going to be a very much acceptable policy everywhere. That's the only way to put them in check. They have taken too much of undue advantage under democratic ethos! Democracy should be for those who value it and not for those who destroy it. Let them first prove they value it by establishing this in the country where they are in majority.
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    deepak sankhla
    Jun 9, 2017 at 12:54 am
    @Editor: please clarify your definition of a terrorist and a militant. It really hurts when you call these religious bigot savages from PAK credibility by cal them militants.. Sick!
  5. K
    krishna kumar
    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    amar singh
    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    Jawans are not killed but martyred & terrorists ( not militants ) / enemy are killed / eliminated.
  7. R
    Jun 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    Due to low glucose level (roza fast) porkies muslims are disillusioned and hallucinating that because of blessing of allah they have become bullet proof only to be hunted like ducks at loc.
  8. B
    Basanta Kumar Mahalik
    Jun 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    The Best Policy.
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