Srinagar, August 25: Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistani terrorists in forward areas of Uri Sector, culminating in killing of three terrorists and recovery of large quantity of war like stores.
"The operation was launched based on specific intelligence from Army Intelligence agencies. Consequently, on 24th Aug afternoon multiple ambushes were laid to trap the infiltrators. Intensive electronic surveillance of the suspected area led to detection of the attempt at 0700h on 25th Aug. Terrorists were hoping to use the cover of thick undergrowth, foliage and continuous rain and low clouds to infiltrate, " a Srinagar based Army spokesman said.
"The contact with terrorists was established at about 08.45 AM on 25 Aug 22 in the forward areas Indian side of the LoC, leading to heavy exchange of fire in which the terrorists were killed. Detailed search of the area was concluded at 2 PM, " he said.
"The search of the area yielded dead bodies of three terrorists, two AK rifles, one Chinese M-16 rifle along with other war like stores. Indian Army’s successful operation has not only led to elimination of three Pakistani terrorists, but also has resulted in thwarting Pakistan’s nefarious design and intent to disrupt peace, prosperity and normalcy in J&K. Use of electronic surveillance and intelligence-based operations continue to be mainstay of IA ops against Pakistan sponsored terror in J&K, " added the spokesman.