Kashmir: 4 militants killed, 3 infiltration bids foiled, says Army

Lt Gen D S Hooda, General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, visited Uri and reviewed security measures with local formation commanders.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:October 7, 2016 4:05 am
kashmir-759 During an encounter in Handwara, Thursday. Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi

The Army Thursday claimed to have killed four militants and foiled three infiltration bids along the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Nowgam and Rampur sectors. It said the infiltration bids were made with the assistance of Pakistan Army posts located close to the LoC in north Kashmir.

“On the intervening night of October 5 and 6, three infiltration bids assisted by Pakistani posts were foiled by the Army,’’ a defence spokesperson said.

He said two infiltration bids were foiled in Nowgam sector of Kupwara, while another was averted in the Rampur sector of Uri. “In the Nowgam sector, four militants were killed,’’ the spokesperson said.

Lt Gen D S Hooda, General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, visited Uri and reviewed security measures with local formation commanders. He was accompanied by Lt Gen Satish Dua, Corps Commander, 15 Corps.

“The Army Commander took stock of all measures taken by the Army to beat back any misadventure from across. During his interaction with officers and men on the ground, he conveyed his compliments on the high levels of operational preparedness, vigil and morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality,’’ the Defence spokesman said.

Later, Lt Gen Hooda also visited the Awantipura-based Victor Force headquarters where he was briefed by the Kilo and Victor Force commanders on the security situation.

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