Srinagar, Oct 26: Indian Army along with JKP foiled a major infiltration attempt by terrorists along the LoC in Tangdhar sector on the night of 25/26 Oct 22, thereby averting a major tragedy, army officials said.
Based on specific information from JKP, corroborated by other intelligence agencies regarding infiltration of a group of LeT terrorists through Forward Sudpura in Karnah Tehsil of Kupwara District, a joint operation was launched by security forces, said a defence spokesman.
“Alert troops on Anti-infiltration grid intercepted two terrorists trying to infiltrate into own side in the forward area close to the Line of Control. At around 1:45 AM on 26 Oct 22, the infiltrating terrorists were fired upon, leading to elimination of one terrorist. However, taking advantage of darkness the other terrorist managed to flee to PoJK side,” he said, in a written statement.
“A search operation was launched in the morning resulted in recovery of one AK series rifle, two pistols and large quantity of ammunition and war like stores. As per agencies, the eliminated terrorist has been identified as Mohammed Shakur, s/o Yakub, aged 32 years belonging to Syedpura in PoJK.”
The official said that a number of inputs pertaining to possible infiltration by a group of LeT terrorists through Sudpura were received by the security forces.
“Based on the above inputs the area was kept under constant surveillance. Timely action and close coordination between Indian Army, JKP and other Intelligence agencies led to foiling of the infiltration attempt and potential threat to peace in hinterland,” he added.
"Continued engagements along the Line of Control are uncanny reminders of efforts by Pakistan to infuse terrorism in Kashmir and disrupt peace and harmony while putting on the facade of ceasefire understanding. Youth in PoJK are being used as cannon fodder by Pakistan state policy from last three decades with a fruitless aim to constantly disrupt progress towards collective peace."
Earlier, a police spokesman also confirmed the killing of the terrorist.