BAT attack foiled in Tanghdar: Army

Army on Friday claimed that it foiled an attempt of a Border Action Team from the other side to strike its posts along the Line of Control (LoC) at Tangdhar in Kupwara district.
BAT attack foiled in Tanghdar: Army
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Army on Friday claimed that it foiled an attempt of a Border Action Team from the other side to strike its posts along the Line of Control (LoC) at Tangdhar in Kupwara district. 

A spokesman of Army's 28 DIV in a statement said, "Alert soldiers manning the fence in Tangdhar foiled the BAT action by engaging the militants in a gunfight that lasted for an hour."

"In its continued efforts to destabilize the situation along the LoC and target Indian army posts, a BAT team comprising militants and actively supported by heavy shelling using mortars and other weapons from multiple posts tried to raid a forward post at Tangdhar in Kupwara district," he said. 

"Soldiers detected the movement of the BAT team which was trying to creep towards Indian post under the cover of heavy fire. The attempt was repulsed," the statement said.

"Pakistan army posts tried to damage the Indian posts but failed in their designs due to the tough retaliation by the Indian army," it added. 

Skirmishes on LoC on 

Meanwhile, exchange of firing and mortar shelling between the India and Pakistan armies continued for third consecutive day on Friday near the LoC at Tangdhar creating panic among the residents.

A source said, "Pakistan army targeted forward line posts including Bukhari post, Ragni post, Kana post, Toli post and Jabdi post which are located close to LoC."

A Tangdhar based police officer told Greater Kashmir that intermittent exchange of firing and mortar shelling continued throughout the day. "Indian army is effectively responding to unprovoked firing and shelling from other side of the LOC," he added.

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