2 terrorists killed as forces foil infiltration bid along LoC in Uri

Srinagar, Oct 22 (KNS): Two terrorists were killed while huge cache of arms and ammunition and other material including cache was also recovered as infiltration bid was foiled along the Line of Control in Uri Sector of Baramulla district, Army said here on Sunday. 

In a statement issued to KNS, Srinagar based defence spokesperson said that based on specific inputs from Intelligence agencies and Police of likely infiltration in Uri Sector by heavily armed terrorists, troops were put on a high alert and counter infiltration grid was strengthened. 

The statement reads that taking advantage of bad weather marked by incessant rainfall and poor visibility, a group of armed terrorists attempted to infiltrate across the LoC. 

“At around 3 pm, the group was intercepted by alert troops resulting in heavy exchange of fire. Intense firefight continued till last light resulting in elimination of two terrorists. The balance terrorists withdrew to enemy side of LoC along with the bodies of dead terrorists. The area was kept under surveillance throughout the night,” it reads .

It added that today a thorough search of the incident site was conducted leading to the identification of tell-tale signs and recovery of heavy war like stores including two AK series rifles, six pistols, four Chinese grenades, blankets and two blood stained bags containing Pakistani and Indian currency notes, Pakistani medicines and eatables. 

“As per own assessment, recovery of two blood stained bags confirms that at least two terrorists were grievously injured forcing them to shed their load and flee across LoC.” 

It further reads that due to inclement weather conditions, search operation has been suspended and will resume on opening up of weather. (KNS)

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