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Army foils infiltration bid, 4 militants killed on LoC

Srinagar, July 30, 2013, DHNS :
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The Army foiled a fresh infiltration bid through the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday killing four infiltrators.

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps,  told reporters that in the last 24 hours three infiltration bids were foiled by the Army. “On Tuesday morning approximately five to six militants tried to infiltrate in the Machil sector of Kupwara district. Two infiltrators were killed while rest have run back across the LoC. The operation is still on,” he said.

However, a defence spokesperson later in the evening said two more terrorists were killed in the Machhal counter infiltration operation, taking the toll to four. The GOC said on Monday three terrorists tried to infiltrate in the Keran sector of the Kupwara district but soldiers foiled the infiltration bid.

“One of the terrorists was killed on our side of the LoC. Another died on the other side of the LoC while the third terrorist has been injured,” he said.

He said another counter infiltration operation is going on in the Hafruda forest area of Kupwara district. “On specific tip-off the Army cordoned off the area and the operation is on to nab the militants,” he added.

The Corps commander said that training camps of militants and launching pads across the border are active. “But the Army is better placed to analyse and assess the capabilities of the militants,” he said.

Asked whether infiltration is being carried out by Hizbul Mujhaden or Lashkar-e-Toiba outfits, he said, “I may have clear picture of this but for the security reasons it is not the good time to share.” He denied to disclose the number of militants in training camps across the LoC who are waiting to sneak into the Kashmir Valley.

“Numbers are not important. What is important is their intention. Infiltration attempts are still continuing. We must give importance to have intelligence about the intentions, capability and plans of the militants,” he added.

The GOC also said that the Army has learnt a lesson from June 24 militant attack in the Hyderpora area of Srinagar in which eight soldiers were killed. “We have modified our Standard Operation Procedures. The Army, police and other security agencies are on job to nab the attackers,” he said. “We have a very effective intelligence grid in place. There is a lot of synergy between different agencies. We will take on the challenge,” he said.

“Alert troops at the Line of Control will not allow the militants to sneak in.”
The Corps Commander claimed that the people of Kashmir were helping the forces in intelligence gathering. “The J&K Police  are doing extremely good job,” he added.




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