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2 militants killed as army foils infiltration bid in Uri, J-K’s top cop says it was BAT action

Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid said Pakistan’s Border Action Team was behind the infiltration bid.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2017 13:34 IST
Toufiq Rashid
Toufiq Rashid
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Militants killed in uri,Uri sector,Baramulla
An Indian Army soldier patrols at the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI File Photo)

The army foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Sunday, killing two militants.

An Army spokesman confirmed the deaths, and said the operation was still in progress.

The encounter took place in Kamalkote, near the Line of Control in Baramulla district. Officials said they detected suspicious activities near the fence early in the morning. The militants retaliated when the Army fired at them, and a gunfight ensued.

Jammu and Kashmir director general of police SP Vaid, in a tweet, claimed that Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) was behind the infiltration bid. He also confirmed that Indian forces suffered no casualty in the incident.

Attacks near border areas are usually executed by BAT personnel and “irregulars”. They were also responsible for the brutal decapitation of two Indian soldiers earlier this year.

More details are awaited.

First Published: Nov 05, 2017 09:33 IST

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