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Indian Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara

The Indian Army on Tuesday foiled an infiltration bid by Pakistan's Border Action Team which tried to intrude into Indian territory and attack an army post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to sources, armed intruders came close to an Indian Army post, and were provided cover fire by a Pakistan Army post on the other side, which fired mortars and shells.

 Indian Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistans BAT along LoC in Jammu and Kashmirs Kupwara

Representational image. PTI

Sources said the intruders aimed to damage the post, but it were thwarted by the Indian Army. There was no casualty on the Indian side and the intruders retreated.

Retaliatory firing is still on.

On Tuesday morning, a militant was killed as the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

"An infiltration bid has been eliminated in general area Zorawar of Uri sector. One terrorist has been killed," an army official said.

In June, a BAT attack was carried out 600 metres inside the Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which two jawans were killed along with one of the attackers.

In a separate incident, top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Abdul Qayoom Najar was killed in a gunbattle with the army near the LoC in Uri sector while he was trying to sneak into Kashmir to take charge of the outfit, a senior police officer said.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Sep 26, 2017 22:07:21 IST