Amid rising attempts to infiltrate the Line of Control, the Indian Army gunned down three heavily armed terrorists in the Uri Sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army said it foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistani terrorists in forward areas of Uri Sector on August 25, culminating in the killing of three terrorists and the recovery of a large quantity of war-like stores.
The operation, Army said, was launched based on specific intelligence from Army Intelligence agencies. “Consequently, on August 24, multiple ambushes were laid to trap the infiltrators,” the army said. Intensive electronic surveillance of the suspected area led to the detection of the attempt at 7 in the morning on August 25, it added.
“Terrorists were hoping to use the cover of thick undergrowth, foliage and continuous rain and low clouds to infiltrate,” it said, adding that contact with terrorists was established at about 8.45 am on August 25 in the forward areas on the Indian side of the LoC. After a heavy exchange of fire, the terrorists were killed. A detailed search of the area was concluded in the afternoon.
The search of the area, the army said, yielded the dead bodies of three terrorists, two AK-47 rifles and one Chinese M-16 rifle, along with other war-like supplies.
The Army’s successful operation has not only led to the elimination of three Pakistani terrorists but also resulted in thwarting Pakistan’s nefarious design and intent to disrupt peace, prosperity and normalcy in J&K, the Army said.
The use of electronic surveillance and intelligence-based operations continue to be the mainstay of the Indian Army’s operations against Pakistan-sponsored terror in J&K.
This incident comes a day after the army recovered the bodies of two terrorists killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu’s Rajouri district.
The two terrorists were shot dead on Monday when their bid to infiltrate the Indian side of the LoC in the Nowshera sector was foiled. One of the terrorists had stepped over a landmine, causing an explosion around 10 pm on Monday, officials said.
A captured terrorist undergoing treatment at a facility of the army has revealed that he, along with four or five other terrorists, was on a suicide mission to target the Indian Army. He also confessed to having received ₹30,000 from a Pakistani colonel, Colonel Yunus, for the mission.