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JK: Five terrorists gunned down in Uri, ops continue

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 June 2017, 19:02 IST
JK: Five terrorists gunned down in Uri, ops continue

At least five terrorists have been gunned down so far today, as the Indian Army continues to thwart the stream of cross-border infiltration along the Line of Control (LoC) at Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

A massive counter-terror operation led by 4 JaK Rif (Para) is underway, as attempts are being made to sanitise the area and take out untoward elements.

In the last 48 hours, the Indian Army has killed seven terrorists and foiled six infiltration bids.

"In the last 48 hours, infiltration attempts have been foiled at the Gurez, Machhil, Naugam and Uri sectors. Seven armed intruders have been eliminated so far," said the army in a statement.

Three terrorists were killed in Naugam sector on Thursday, while four were killed in the Machhil sector on Wednesday.

Also, two jawans were injured early Thursday morning in an encounter in Uri district where at least five terrorists tried to infiltrate the border but the Army foiled their attempt.

The Army statement said the intruders were being provided active support, including covering fire (heavy calibre artillery) by Pakistani army posts on the LoC to assist them to enter the Kashmir Valley.

More details to follow.


First published: 9 June 2017, 19:02 IST