Major infiltration bid foiled along LoC In Kupwara, two terrorists killed
Arms, Ammunition recovered, searches underway: Army
Post by RK News on Thursday, May 4, 2023
Srinagar, May 03: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter as security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Machilsector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.
Defence spokesperson, Lt Col. EmronMusavi, said that based on specific intelligence from SSP Kupwara of likely infiltration from one of the terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) towards Machil sector, troops were put on high alert on Monday.
"A well coordinated counter infiltration grid was put in place in this rugged and extremely difficult area. A number of additional ambushes including those of the Indian Army and SOG (J-K police's special operations group) Kupwara were placed along the likely routes of infiltration," he said.
The troops in the ambush braved continuous bad weather marked by incessant rainfall, poor visibility and a significant drop in temperature for two consecutive nights, Lt Col. Musavi said.
“Early on Wednesday morning, terrorists were spotted by the troops having infiltrated onto own side of the LoC. An intense firefight ensued, resulting in the elimination of the two terrorists,” he said.
The Defence spokesman said bodies of two terrorists have been recovered along with two AK series rifles, magazines and huge qty of war like stores. Further extensive search of the area is under progress.
Regarding identification, the spokesman said identification of terrorists and affiliated terrorist groups is being ascertained. This successful intelligence-based operation is yet another example of close synergy between Indian Army, JKP and all agencies, he said..
The security forces stand steadfast to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical elements supported by our adversary to disrupt peace and harmony of the area, the defence spokesperson added.
The Défense spokesman said war like stores have been recovered including AK 47 – 02, A K 47 Magazine – 06, AK 47 Rounds – 159, Hand Grenades – 02, eatables and cigarettes with Pakistani marking and Pak currency - Rs 660.