Army foils infiltration bid in Uri, one militant killed

Officials added that the operation was still on and troopers were looking for militants who had tried to sneak into Uri.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:November 11, 2016 4:32 am
Srinagar: Security personnel stand guard at the head-office of Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE), in Srinagar on Thursday. BOSE is going to conduct annual examinations of Secondary (10th) and Higher Secondary (12th) classes despite the ongoing unrest in valley with the reducation of 50% in syllabus. PTI Photo  (PTI11_3_2016_000205A) Officials said that troops guarding the Line of Control observed the movement of militants in Uri’s Rampur and as soldiers intercepted the infiltrators, an encounter broke out in which one militant was killed.

The Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Uri sector and killed an infiltrator. Officials said that troops guarding the Line of Control observed the movement of militants in Uri’s Rampur and as soldiers intercepted the infiltrators, an encounter broke out in which one militant was killed.

They added that the operation was still on and troopers were looking for militants who had tried to sneak into Uri.

“One militant was killed as Army foiled an infiltration attempt at Rampur sector in Uri. An AK rifle was recovered from the possession of militant,’’ a Defence spokesperson told The Indian Express.

He said the operation is still underway as there could be more militants hiding in the area. “Our troops are searching the area,’’ he added.