Udhampur (J&K): The Army on Saturday killed at least 10 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir as they thwarted repeated attempts by Pakistan to push intruders into India.
The spike in Pakistani attempts to breach the border comes as the Muslims have begun their holy month of Ramadan.
Citing the Army's Northern Command, the ANI reported that security forces have mounted relentless operations to thwart attempts by Pakistan to boost terror activities during Ramadan.
In the last 24 hours, 10 heavily armed intruders and terrorists have been successfully eliminated,” the Army said in a statement.
The terrorists were gunned down in separate encounters near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rampur and Tral sectors of Kashmir.
The Army said six armed intruders were killed in Rampur, while two more were killed in Tral.
Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was among those killed in Tral operation. Bhat was the successor of slain Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani.
After Bhat's death, incidents of violence were reported from different parts of the valley.
The authorities have suspended internet services in the Valley as a precautionary measure.
The development comes after a Pakistani BAT team on Friday tried to target an Indian army post but the security forces have thwarted the attempt.