Army conducts search operation in Uri, Nowgam sectors


The counter-infiltration operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir today entered the second day even as the Army conducted a search to recover bodies of terrorists killed in the failed infiltration bids in Nowgam and Uri sectors.

“The operations along the LoC in Uri and Naugam sectors continue,” an Army spokesman said.

One soldier was killed on Tuesday as Army foiled two infiltration bids in the two sectors of Kashmir.

While bodies of militants have been spotted nearly 300 meters short of the Line of the Control, a search is on in neighbouring areas to find out if there are more casualties on ultras’ side, official sources said.

About 15 terrorists had attempted to cross the Line of Control, the sources said.

However, the sources said it was not possible to retrieve the bodies of the militants as that could bring the jawans in the enemy line of fire.

The sources said there is remote possibility of recovering the bodies of terrorists killed in these areas.

The sources said a search operation was being conducted thoroughly in both the areas which is densely forested.

The infiltration bid was made days after the bloodiest attack by four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists on the Army camp in Uri which had claimed the lives of 18 soldiers.

After the Uri attack, the terrorists had again made an audacious attempt to cross the Line of Control in Uri and Nowgam sectors with Pakistani troops violating ceasefire and firing at Indian positions to give cover to the terrorists.

Army has refrained from making any comment on the number of terrorists killed during its operations to neutralise the infiltration attempts as the operations are still going on.

They said any confirmation about the number of terrorists can be made after it retrieves the bodies which is a “remote” possibility now considering the area in which they might be lying.

The Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire and started firing across the LoC. There were reports that the firing took place apparently to give cover to terrorists trying to sneak into the Indian territory.

(With PTI inputs)

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