31 militants sneaked into J&K through Gurez, one held: Army
A terrorist was caught in Gurez sector of J&K while he was trying to return to Pakistan. Acting on the tip-off, Army on Saturday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 32 kg RDX and several AK47s. Army said 31 terrorists came through Gurez sector.world Updated: Apr 25, 2009 14:11 IST
A Pakistani terrorist has been caught while he while trying to return to Pakistan. Acting on his tip-off, Army on Saturday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 32 kg RDX and several AK47s.
The Army produced before the media the arrested militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. The militant Syed Moinullah Shah, who claimed to be the native of North West Frontier Province, said Taliban had no role in the Kashmir militancy.
The Army said that a group of 100-120 men, including 31 militants, have crossed into the state through the Gurez sector in Northern Kashmir, the Army today said. (With PTI inputs)
"Thirty-one militants along with 40-45 porters, guides and other helpers had crossed the Line of Control," Brigadier Gurmeet Singh told reporters here.
He said some of the militants, who have undergone 18-90 days of intensive training, were "drugged" and pushed through the difficult terrain by their handlers.
Brigadier Singh said that the wire obstacles that were erected to check any infiltration bid had got submerged in the heavy snow, making the crossing easy.
He said that large number of militants were waiting across the border to sneak in the state. The Army also said that "armed forces across the border do support them (militants)."
The support was evident from the communication and other equipments being used by the militants, he said.
First Published: Apr 25, 2009 12:36 IST