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Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Uri sector; 3 Terrorists killed

SRINAGAR, AUG 25

Three terrorists were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

The infiltration attempt was foiled near Madiyan Nanak post in Kamalkote area of Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

“Army and Baramulla Police neutralised 03 infiltrators (FTs) near Madiyan Nanak post in Kamalkote sector of Uri. More details to be followed,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.

Army troopers noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Kamalkote area of Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said earlier.

They said the troops challenged the intruders and there was an exchange of fire.

Due to inclement weather, including foggy conditions, the fate of the intruders was not immediately known, the officials said, adding, a search operation was underway.

Meanwhile,  Army troops also foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists along the Line of Control in the forward area of Jammu district, officials said on Wednesday.

A group of terrorists tried to infiltrate into the Indian territory in the Pallanwala sector on Tuesday night. This was the third failed infiltration attempt by terrorists along the LoC in the Jammu region.

On August 21, alert soldiers deployed in the Jhangar sector of Rajouri’s Naushera spotted the movement of two to three terrorists on the Indian side of the LoC and challenged them, the officials said.

A terrorist tried to flee, but was injured in firing by the soldiers and captured alive. Two other terrorists who were hiding behind him managed to flee, they said.

In the second infiltration bid on the intervening night of August 22 and 23, a group of two to three terrorists tried to infiltrate in the Lam sector of Naushera. As they moved ahead into minefields, a series of mines got activated and two terrorists were eliminated on the spot, the officials said.

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