Army foils attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team, two militants killed

Updated on May 26, 2017 09:52 PM IST

Two BAT terrorists were killed in the operation, an army official said in Srinagar.

According to police sources, the bodies of the two slain militants were lying in “no man’s land” along the LoC.(AFP File Photo)
According to police sources, the bodies of the two slain militants were lying in “no man’s land” along the LoC.(AFP File Photo)
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

The Indian Army said its troops foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Kashmir on Friday, killing two militants.

Officials said that an army patrol spotted suspicious movement along the LoC and took up positions.

“BAT action against Indian army patrol along the LoC in Uri sector foiled. Two BAT terrorists killed. Operation continues,” said army’s Srinagar-based spokesman Rajesh Kalia.

The bodies of the two militants and weapons were recovered.

Notorious for gruesome attacks across the de facto border between India and Pakistan, the Border Action Team had beheaded two Indian soldiers in May. The Pakistan army’s elite special services group forms the core of BAT. Its primary task is to dominate the LoC by carrying out disruptive actions in the form of surreptitious raids.

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