Army thwarted an attempt by
Pakistani intruders to sneak into Kashmir killing six of them
in a fierce gunbattle which also claimed the life of an army
officer in Uri sector, a defence spokesman said on Tuesday.
Elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir, two militants and a
security jawan were killed and one person was abducted in
separate incidents since Monday night.
The spokesman said troops challenged a group of
heavily-armed militants trying to sneak into the valley from
across the border through Branpora-Bijham in Uri sector on Monday
In the ensuing gunbattle, which continued throughout the
night, six infiltrators and army officer Lt. Mahesh Choudhary
were killed, he said, adding four jawans, including an
officer, were also injured.
Army had sealed the entire border belt to flush out other
infiltrators who took shelter in nearby forest taking
advantage of the darkness, the spokesman said.
This is the first time that an encounter took place
between infiltrators and security forces in URI sector during the past three years.