HIGHLIGHTS:

  • · The terrorists were crossing the Line Of Control (LOC), as observed by the army
  • · This has been the second infiltration by the Indian Army in the last five days
  • · A significant amount of arms and ammunition, including pistols and grenades, have been recovered from the terrorists

On Thursday, an army infiltration at the Uri sector led to the killing of three terrorists. A massive stock of arms and ammunition, which included pistols and grenades, have been rescued from the terrorists. The incident occurred after five terrorists trying to penetrate into the Uri section, crossing the Line of Control (LOC), were spotted by the army troops.

According to a commanding officer associated with the army battalion involved in the action at Hathlanga village, the final village near the LOC, “the terrorists were challenged and that resulted in an encounter, in which three of them were killed and a large number of arms and ammunition were recovered.”

The officer has further stated that five AK rifles, one revolver, seven pistols, five AK magazines, 80 grenades, and some food items, including both Pakistani and Indian currency notes, were recovered from the terrorists.

According to sources, this infiltration in the Uri section has been the second one in the last five days. The army, on September 18, launched an operation of resistance after observing suspicious movements in the area. The border town witnessed a suspension of all telecommunication services as a precautionary measure, however, they were later restored.

General Officer Commanding Lt General D P Pandey has maintained that one of the terrorists was a Pakistani national, which is evident in the recovered documents; however, he was not sure about the origins of the other two. Vijay Kumar, Inspector general of police, Kashmir, has said, “we have seen that the attacks carried by terrorists this year were either on innocent civilians who were wrongly labelled as informers or policemen who were unarmed or on leave.”

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