Srinagar- Government forces on Wednesday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of control (LoC) in Kupwara district of North Kashmir, killing two Pakistani militants, officials said.
Acting on specific intelligence regarding an infiltration bid by militants, Police, Army’s 14 Dogra, and BSF 140Bn launched a counter-infiltration operation along LoC in Machil sector of Kupwara, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.
In the swift and coordinated operation, he said, the joint team naturalized two Pakistani militants in the wee hours, when their movement was observed along LoC.
“The bodies of the terrorists were retrieved by the joint team from the place of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained,” he added.
The joint team, the spokesperson said, recovered arms & ammunition including 4 AK series rifles, 9 AK Magazines, 175 AK rounds, 6 hand grenades, a UBGL, 4 UBGL grenades and other incriminating materials from the site of encounter.
Accordingly, he said, a case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation taken up.
The spokesperson quoted Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar as saying that the successful operation not only foiled the infiltration attempt but also dealt a severe blow to the plans of terrorists to disrupt peace and stability in the valley.
“The dedication and commitment of Jammu & Kashmir police/security force personnel involved in this anti-terrorist operation have once again demonstrated their readiness to protect the nation against all odds,” he added.
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