Major Infiltration Bid Foiled; Pak Terrorist Killed In Kashmir

Srinagar | Updated: 26 October, 2022 2:09 pm IST
An AK series rifle and ammunition were recovered from the site.

A Pakistani terrorist was killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir while trying to infiltrate into India early morning on Wednesday, said the Indian Army, accusing the neighbouring Islamic nation of trying to “disrupt peace and harmony in Kashmir”.

In a joint operation, Army personnel along with the Jammu and Kashmir Police shot dead an infiltrating terrorist in Sudpura area of Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district at around 1:45 am on Wednesday. However, his associate managed to flee back into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The slain terrorist has been identified as 32-year-old Mohammed Shakur of Sayedpura in Pakistan. He is the son of Yakub, the Army said.

Colonel Emron Mosavi, the spokesperson of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, said that Islamabad was putting on a façade of ceasefire while continuing with its policy of pushing terrorists into the Valley to disturb peace.

The joint operation was launched based on specific information that a group of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists would try to intrude into the Indian territory through LoC in Sudpura area. The input was collected by the police and corroborated by intelligence agencies.

“Alert troops on the anti-infiltration grid intercepted two terrorists trying to infiltrate in the forward area close to the LoC. At around 1:45 am, the infiltrating terrorists were fired upon, leading to the elimination of one of them,” Colonel Mosavi informed, adding, “the other militant managed to flee back taking advantage of darkness”.

A search operation was launched in the morning, resulting in the recovery of an AK series rifle, two pistols and a large quantity of ammunition and war-like stores.

“A number of inputs pertaining to possible infiltration by a group of terrorists through Sudpura were received by the security forces and the area was kept under constant surveillance,” the Army officer said.

Colonel Mosavi further said: “Continued engagements along the LoC are uncanny reminders of efforts by Pakistan to infuse terrorism in Kashmir and disrupt peace and harmony while putting on the facade of ceasefire understanding.”

“Youth in Pakistan are being used as cannon fodder by “Pakistan state policy from the last three decades with a fruitless aim to constantly disrupt progress towards collective peace.”

Meanwhile, an Army man suffered injuries during an encounter in Taripora area of Baramulla in north Kashmir on Wednesday.

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