Pak’s BAT ‘attack’ foiled in Uri, 2 militants killed: Army

BK News Desk/Srinagar:
May 27, 2017 TOP STORIES 425 Views
Pak’s BAT ‘attack’ foiled in Uri, 2 militants killed: Army

Army on Friday claimed that it killed two infiltrators of Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said “heavily armed gunmen tried to sneak into this side of LoC” at Gwaltan in Uri sector in Baramulla in the wee hours to ambush an Army patrol.
However, he said “alert troops foiled the BAT attack on the Army patrol.”
Two gunmen were killed in the exchange of fire, he said, adding a massive search operation has been launched and additional troops were rushed from nearby camps to foil any attempt by militants to escape.
He said the slain gunmen were members of BAT of Pakistan.
Official sources said that bodies of the two slain gunmen were lying in ‘no man’s land’ along the LoC.
The BAT is small group of specialised Pakistani troops, who are employed for trans-LoC action.
Army has alleged that the bodies of two soldiers were mutilated by Pakistan’s BAT in Krishnaghati sector of Poonch in the Jammu region early this month. However, Pakistan deny the allegations.
The incident triggered fresh tension along the LoC, particularly in Jammu region. Army on May 23 claimed that it destroyed many Pakistani posts which were aiding cross-border militant incursion along the LoC.
Meanwhile, four militants and three soldiers were also killed in an encounter in Nowgam sector near LoC in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on May 21.
Body of another militant was recovered in the woods of Kupwara alongwith arms and ammunition on May 24.

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