Infiltration bid foiled, 2 terrorists killed in Kashmir

Two terrorists were killed in Kashmir on Wednesday morning

| Updated: 03 May, 2023 4:21 pm IST
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New Delhi: Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid by neutralizing two terrorists in Machil sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday.

“Based on a specific intelligence input provided by the Kupwara SSP of likely infiltration from one of the terrorist launch pads across the LoC towards Machil sector, troops were put on high alert on May 1”, the Indian Army said.

In a statement, the force said that a well-coordinated counter-infiltration grid was put in place in the extremely difficult terrain to thwart the infiltration attempt.

“A number of additional ambushes including those of the Indian Army and SOG Kupwara were placed along the likely routes of infiltration. The alert troops in ambushes braved continuous bad weather marked by incessant rainfall, poor visibility and significant drop in temperature for two consecutive nights,” it said.

Around 8:30 am on Wednesday, alert troops sighted terrorists to the Indian side of the LoC. “Intense firefight ensued resulting in the elimination of two terrorists.”

Bodies of the two terrorists have been recovered along with two AK series rifles, magazines and huge quantities of war-like stores. Troops have launched an extensive search in the area.

Authorities are in process of ascertaining the identity of the slain terrorists.

“This successful intelligence based operation is yet another example of close synergy between Indian Army, JKP and all agencies. The security forces stand steadfast to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical elements supported by our adversary to disrupt peace and harmony of the area”, the statement reads.

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