Kashmir: Infiltration bid foiled in Uri; five militants killed

Kashmir: Infiltration bid foiled in Uri; five militants killed

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police and army on Monday claimed to have foiled an infilitration bid in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by killing five militants.

An army spokesman said that an infiltration bid was foiled by the “alert soldiers” near LoC in Uri.

“Five militants were killed in the ongoing operation”, he said, adding the operation is still in progress.

Earlier, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said that four militants of the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit were killed in a joint operation launched by the police, army and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).

He said that three suicidal JeM militants were killed in Dulanja Uri while infiltrating in a joint operation by @JmuKmrPolice / Army / CAPF.

In another tweet, he said that the fourth militant was also killed.

Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said that the militants were apparently planning a Fidayeen attack.

“From the recovery of arms/ammunition and other war like stores it appeared that the militants had come with a plan of undertaking a Fidayeen attack and belonged to Jaish-Muhammad militant group,” he said.

Hussain said that the “alert” troops challenged the group of three to four militants after they attempted to infiltrate into this side of the LoC in Dulanja.

“Alert troops challenged the group and all the militants were killed,” he said.__GK News

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