Srinagar, July 19: Army on Wednesday said two foreign terrorists were killed after an infiltration bid was foiled by the security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchal sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“Based on specific intelligence provided by BSF, duly corroborated by other intelligence agencies of likely infiltration through Macchal Sector, a joint operation by Indian Army, BSF and JKP was planned and multiple ambushes were laid along the likely routes of Infiltration,” said a statement, issued by PRO Defence Srinagar.
“On the intervening night of 18/19 July 23 at around 2300 hours own troops detected suspicious movement along the Line of Control. The movement of terrorists was continuously tracked through surveillance devices. At around 0455 hours contact was established with the terrorists. Intense fire fight ensued resulting in elimination of two foreign terrorists,” he said, in a statement.
“A thorough Joint Search Operation was launched alongwith with JKP in the morning, resulting in recovery of four AK series rifle, one UBGL, five UBGL Grenades, nine magazines, 175 AK rounds, six hand grenades, tactical vests and large quantity of war like stores,” he added.
He said the identity of terrorists is being ascertained.
“This successful counter infiltration operation is yet another example of exemplary synergy between the security forces. It is also an indicator of repeated attempts by terrorist groups to push terrorists and war like stores into Jammu and Kashmir to disturb the prevailing peace, development and growth in the Union Territory,” added the spokesman.