'We had prior info about infiltration'
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, May 12: Two days after the Uri encounter in which six militants were killed, Army Saturday claimed that they were having advance inputs about infiltration in the area.
An Army spokesman of 15 Corps Saturday evening said they were getting regular inputs about infiltration in the Uri Sector for last 15 days.
“On May 9, the Army received a confirmed report through intelligence agencies regarding a group of 5-6 militants trying to infiltrate through Maidan Nallah in Uri Sector,” the spokesman said adding that accordingly the ambushes were laid to intercept and “eliminate the militants.”
The spokesman further said that at 1.30 AM during the night of May 9-10 the militant group was clearly observed crossing the Line of Control (LoC) through surveillance devices deployed on the LoC. “On being challenged, the militants opened fire on the ambush party and the firefight started which continued till the afternoon of May 10,” the spokesman said adding that the firefight resulted in killing of six militants.
The Army spokesman said that the recovery of the bodies of 4 militants in close proximity of the LoC proves that their infiltration bid was foiled in the very initial stages. “The body of the fifth militant was also lying on the LoC, very close to the enemy post and is yet to be retrieved,” he said adding that soldiers have been put on high alert to foil any such infiltration bid in future.
Uri encounter was the third big gunfight that ragged in north Kashmir this year. In last week of March and first week of April, 10 Lashker-e-Toiba militants were killed in two different encounters in Zachaldara forests of Handwara.
On May 5, two local militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in an encounter with Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG) in Pattan area of Baramulla district.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
Chewdara (Beerwah), May 12: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, on Saturday welcomed the response of the Hurriyat Conference for showing interest in day to day development scenario of the state More
- Srinagar City
ORPHANS OLDEST CLUB
As millions are spent on the greens miles apart, KGC decays under nose of authorities in this historic City
SKELETONS have started tumbling out of the Kashmir Golf Club (KGC) cupboards revealing the muck of alleged step-motherly treatment to this oldest golf course –dying unheard –under the nose of the government More
‘I will cooperate with SAC probe’
EMBEZZLEMENTS IN COOPERATIVES
Jammu, May 12: Reacting to the inquiry ordered by the State Accountability Commission (SAC) regarding the alleged embezzlements in the JK Cooperative Housing Corporation (JKCHC), Minister of State for More
Washington, May 12: A panel of US health experts has for the first time backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people. The panel recommended US regulators approve the daily pill, Truvada More
- Career and Counseling
THE previous issue of career counseling focused on courses offered in various institutes across India. In this concluding part, we bring to you information regarding various courses of journalism taught More