Army foils major infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, 10 terrorists killed

The Indian Army on Tuesday foiled a major infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri district.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 19:08 PM IST
Army foils major infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, 10 terrorists killed

Srinagar: The Indian Army on Tuesday foiled a major infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri district.

In a fierce encounter, the Army killed 10 terrorists, who were trying to infiltrate through Lachipura area of Uri sector.

The area on the LoC where the infiltrating militants were challenged by the Army is barely six km from the army camp that was attacked by four suicide guerrillas on Sunday morning in the garrison town of Uri.

The source said that soldiers became apprehensive about a possible infiltration bid after Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at forward Indian posts on Tuesday afternoon.

The source said the Pakistani fire from small and automatic arms targeting Indian posts in Lachhipora and Boniyar villages of the border area caused no damage to Indian posts. 

The infiltration bid comes at a time when New Delhi and Islamabad are locked in a bitter diplomatic war of words following the Uri terror attack, which India has blamed on militants from Pakistan.

Eighteen soldiers were killed and 30 others injured in the Uri attack. All the four fidayeen attackers were also killed.

Pakistan has denied the allegations even as India claimed to have clinching evidence to support its claims.

The Indian Army has claimed to have recovered arms, ammunition and food and medicine packets with Pakistani markings during the combing operations at the military base in Uri.

India also claimed that the four terror attackers who were gunned down during the gun fight that lasted for about two-and-a-half hours were foreigners.