Major infiltration bid foiled in Uri sector of J&K, 6 militants killed: Army

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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2017 9:08 pm
uri, uri infiltration bid, jammu kashmir infiltration, indian army, uri militants killed, india news, kashmir news 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.(AP File photo)

Six militants were killed as a major infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. “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,” said the army in a statement.

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. Efforts to sanitise the area are being conducted by the security forces.

According to a PTI report, the total number of infiltrating militants killed over the last three days in various sectors has gone up to 12 after today’s operation. An army official said that a counter-infiltration operation was going on in Uri since yesterday after the troops observed movement of militants trying to sneak into the valley from across the border.

Earlier on May 26, 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 were killed by the Army. In the present year, a total of 43 militants have been killed and the Army has been successful in preventing 23 infiltration attempts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

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    sajid
    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:48 am
    Time to free Kashmir
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      kuki
      Jun 10, 2017 at 11:44 am
      We will soon raise slogans in POK. Jai Hind. And raise the great flag for the suppressed people of that state. Indian flag. For Mostly mothers and children who want a better future. Hindu and muslims are brothers no terrorists can separate us.
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      Maboj Nigam
      Jun 10, 2017 at 4:40 am
      Modi government has inherited a formidable military machine. We have 1.3 billion manpower enlarge our conventional armed forces and nuclear forces. stan is small and used by other countries thus handle her cleverly. To bring immediate peace to Kashmir is easy do it and also work for the liberation of POK. Every inch of Bharat is sacred.
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        samir
        Jun 10, 2017 at 1:52 am
        Everything fake by a fake army general promoted wrongly by fake government. No sane person will ever believe this propa a by fake rss bjp degree holder.
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          Bawa singh Randhawa
          Jun 10, 2017 at 1:31 am
          Security forces having upper hand elliminating infilterators since giving them free hand to deal with infilteration
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            Bawa singh Randhawa
            Jun 10, 2017 at 1:25 am
            In the face of heeavy infilteratiion ,giving free hand to Armed fprces by centeral Govt is giving effective results in the kil of infilterators
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