J&K: Security forces foiled infiltration bid, gunned down two terrorists near LoC in Uri Sector

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Security forces gunned down two infiltrators in Uri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday, Army said.

Srinagar based defence spokesman said based on specific inputs from Intelligence agencies and J&K Police of likely infiltration in Uri Sector by heavily armed terrorists from across the LoC on October 21, troops were put on a high alert and counter infiltration grid was strengthened under Operation Narsimha Bhairava.

“Taking advantage of bad weather marked by incessant rainfall and poor visibility, a group of armed terrorists attempted to infiltrate across the LoC”,he said.

The spokesman said that at around 3 pm the group was intercepted by alert troops resulting in heavy exchange of fire.

He said the intense fire-fight continued till last light resulting in the elimination of two terrorists.

The other terrorists of the group withdrew to enemy side of LoC along with the bodies of dead terrorists. The area was kept under surveillance throughout the night, he said.

He said on 22 a thorough search of the incident site was conducted leading to the identification of tell-tale signs and recovery of heavy war like stores including two AK series rifles, six pistols, four Chinese grenades, blankets and two blood stained bags containing Pakistani and Indian currency notes, Pakistani medicines and eatables.

As per own assessment, recovery of two blood stained bags confirms that at least two terrorists were grievously injured forcing them to shed their load and flee across LoC.

Due to inclement weather conditions, search operation is suspended, which will resume on opening up of weather. Operation under progress, the spokesman added.

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