Militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector
One militant died when the army thwarted an attempted infiltration along the Control Line (LOC) in the Gurez sector in the Bandipora district of northern Kashmir.
An army officer said troops guarding the Control Line observed an ultras movement that tried to sneak into the valley on the other side of the border and defied them.
During the exchange of shots, a militant died, the official said.
With the latest operation, the number of militants killed in encounters along the Control Line in Kashmir to the north in the last four days rose to 14.
An army jawan also lost his life at one of the meetings.
A Defense spokesman said on Thursday that multiple attempts by the Pakistani army to push armed infiltration through the Line were thwarted by Naugam sector troops in the Kupwara Machhil district and in the Gurez Bandipora district of Baramulla And Uri, resulting in the death of seven activists.
All four infiltration bids were aided by Pakistani forces they actively supported, including the use of large-caliber artillery cover fire, said the Army’s Northern Command in a statement.
With the killing of six militants in Uri Friday and Saturday Gurez sector, the army thwarted eight attempts to infiltrate in less than two weeks north of Kashmir.
Three attempts have collapsed in the Uri sector alone.
On May 26, the army killed two members of the Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) who attempted to infiltrate the Uri sector in the Baramulla district to attack the soldiers.
Six other militants died in the same area the next day, when they tried to sneak into the valley on the other side of the border.
This year, the army thwarted 24 infiltration attempts to kill 41 armed intruders along the Line of Control.