Srinagar- Three militants were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
The operation was launched in the Hathlanga forward area in Uri sector of the north Kashmir district, the police officials said.
“In a Joint Operation launched by #IndianArmy, @JmuKmrPolice and Intelligence agencies, an infiltration bid was foiled today in the morning hours along LoC in Uri Sector, Baramulla,” Army’s Chinar Corps wrote in a post on X.
Three terrorists tried to infiltrate into the Indian side and were engaged by alert troops, it said.
While the bodies of two terrorists have been retrieved, firing from a Pakistani post in the vicinity is interfering with the retrieval of the third terrorist’s body, it added.
The operation is in progress, the Army said.
The identities and group affiliation of the slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained, police said.
The infiltration bid and the subsequent encounter come at a time when an operation is underway in Anantnag district to neutralise terrorists who have taken positions in the forest area in a hilly terrain. The gunfight entered its fourth day on Saturday.
BSF SDG Reviews IB Security In Jammu
Meanwhile BSF Special Director General (SDG) Y B Khurania visited the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector and reviewed the security measures taken by the force.
Khurania arrived here on a three-day visit to review the security situation along the Jammu frontier on Friday, a spokesperson said on Saturday.
BSF Inspector General (IG) D K Boora gave a detailed presentation to the SDG covering all critical aspects of border security and domination along the borderline in Jammu, the BSF spokesperson said.
Boora described the general security scenario in the area of operation, including the deployment pattern of BSF battalions and their robust domination aspects along the International Border (IB), he said.
Khurania visited the Samba sector where he was briefed about the recent threats being faced by the BSF in the area, ranging from tunnelling and cross-border smuggling. A special emphasis was given to the threats posed by drones coming from across the border, he said.
The SDG was shown various border domination aspects on the ground.
Khurania addressed the troops and praised them for their effective border duties round the clock, the spokesperson said.
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