Army launches combing operation in Uri
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Nov 1: Day after of foiling an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, Army has launched massive combing operation in the areas near Line of Control (LoC) to flush-out the militants if any.
Army Wednesday said they foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) Baramulla based Infantry Division, Major General Bipin Rawat told Greater Kashmir that soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) witnessed suspicious movement in Soura-Lagam area on Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector. “Our troops challenged the suspected people and there was retaliatory fire,” General Rawat said. “They managed their escape back after exchange of fire,” he added.
The senior Army officer said they have recovered three AK- assault rifles and some magazines from the spot.
Well informed sources in Army said that soldiers have found some blood stains in the area where the exchange of fire took place. He said a massive combing operation has been launched in the area to flush out militants if any.
However, General Rawat said they are trying to ascertain the facts. “Combing operations in the area would help us to know whether the militant group returned back or sneaked in,” he said and added that soldiers gave stiff resistance to the militants.
GOC Rawat added that they were having intelligence reports of more militants trying to sneak in.
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