Infiltration bid foiled in Machil sector, 2 terrorists killed: Army

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Kupwara: Two terrorists were killed along the Line of Control in a joint operation by Army, Border Security Force (BSF), and Police in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the Army said on Wednesday. 

The Srinagar-based defence spokesperson said that after inputs of a likely infiltration were received from the BSF, duly corroborated by other intelligence agencies, a joint operation was planned by Army, BSF and Police, following which multiple ambushes were laid along the likely routes of infiltration.

He said that at about 11 pm on Tuesday, an ambush party detected suspicious movement along the Line of Control (LoC).

“The movement of terrorists was continuously tracked through surveillance devices. At around 4:55 am, contact was established which ensued a gunfight, resulting in killing of two foreign terrorists,” the defence spokesman said.

He said that a thorough search operation was launched in the morning, resulting in recovery of 4 AK series rifles, 6 UBGL grenades, 9 magazines, 175 AK rounds, 6 hand grenades, tactical vests, and large quantities of war-like stores.

The defence spokesman said that the identity of the terrorists was being ascertained.

“This successful counter infiltration operation is yet another example of exemplary synergy between the security forces,” he said. “It is also an indicator of repeated attempts by terrorist groups to push terrorists and war-like stores into J&K to disturb the prevailing peace, development, and growth in J&K.”

Earlier, Chinar Corps in a tweet said, “In a joint operation by Army, BSF and J&K Police, an infiltration bid was foiled on Wednesday morning by alert troops along the LoC in Machil sector of Kupwara. Two terrorists were killed and 4 AK rifles, six hand grenades and other war-like stores were recovered.”

Last month, Army and Police, in a joint operation along the LoC at Kala Jungle in Machil sector killed four heavily armed terrorists.

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