Army foils infiltration bid, five militants gunned down in Uri
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 21:28
Srinagar: Army on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid from across the border by killing five militants in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said.

The troops sighted a group of heavily-armed militants sneaking through Kalapahar, 125 km from here, the spokesperson said.

The militants opened fire to which the army jawans retaliated and in the ensuing firefight, five of the infiltrators were killed, the spokesperson said, adding the operation was on.

Official sources said the infiltrators had taken the Lassabahak route to sneak in.

This bid gave credence to Intelligence reports that a large number of militants are waiting ion the wings to cross over to this side before the mountain peaks get blocked due to snowfall.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 21:28

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