Jammu & Kashmir

27 militants killed in infiltration bids in last 8 months in Kupwara: Army

Armed forces personnel patrol in north Kashmir. [FPK Photo]

Kupwara: ln the last eight months, eight infiltration attempts were made along the Line of Control, resulting in the killing of 27 militants and recovery of ammunition, officials said on Friday.

These remarks were made by GoC 28 Infantry Division Girish Kalia in a press conference after “recent infiltration bid” in Machil Sector on Thursday.

He said that there is a constant endeavor to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir from other side of the border.

“There are continuous infiltration attempts from other side of the border. All such attempts have been foiled by armed forces,” he said.

He said that many attempts were made in the last 8 months in Kupwara leading to killing of 27 militants.

“Huge quantities of war like stores and narcotics were also recovered from them. They are all determined to disturb peace in valley,” he said.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kupwara, Yougal Manhas said that the intelligence grid is always ready.

“We received information from credible sources about infiltration attempt. Information was shared with the concerned unit about on a particular date,” the SSP said.

Commanding Officer of Army unit concerned, Rajat Birman said that specific inputs were received from Kupwara police about likely infiltration attempt, following which a joint operation was launched.

He said that the terrain in the area of operation is very challenging.

“Ambush parties were placed ahead of LoC fence. Movement of five militants was detected and they were chellanged. On opening the fire immediately two of them were killed. The operation continued for the entire day and a pinpoint location was detected leading to the killing of the remaining three militants”.


(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by FPK staff and is published from a syndicated feed from KNO.)

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