Army averts terror strike in Jammu’s Akhnoor
A Soviet-era map of Jammu & Kashmir, a few fake security badges were also recovered during sanitisation of the area.india Updated: Oct 05, 2017 22:53 IST
The Army on Thursday averted a major terrorist strike in the strategic Akhnoor sub-division of Jammu district, 30 kms from Jammu city.
“On Wednesday night, the alertness and vigilance of Army personnel at Akhnoor helped in averting a major terrorist strike on the sensitive and soft targets in Akhnoor,” said defence spokesman colonel NN Joshi.
The sentries had observed suspicious movement close to an army unit near the Akhnoor Market, he added.
Akhnoor, it may be mentioned here, has several army formations including the Crossed Swords Division.
“Thereafter, the response mechanism was activated wherein the entire area was cordoned off and deliberate search operation was conducted. During the area’s sanitisation process, the security force pressed into service its dog squad that recovered one fully installed IED, two mines, army accouterments and other incriminating stores till now,” said colonel Joshi.
Recoveries also included a Soviet-era map of Jammu & Kashmir, a few fake security badges, among other things.
Minister of state for defence Dr Subhash Bhamre, who is currently on a two-day visit of Jammu region had asked the troops to maintain a high degree of alertness along the Line of Control (LoC) in the state.