‘Pakistan says its 4 soldiers killed in Indian firing’
Uri, Jan 15: Police Monday claimed that six infiltrators from Jaish-e-Muhammad were killed in a joint operation in North Kashmir.
According to Army spokesperson, all the six infiltrators have been gunned down while search operation is underway.
Jammu and Kashmir Police and army said that infiltration bid from Jaish-e-Muhammad was foiled and six infiltrators have been killed so far. The incident occurred at Dulanja Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
“2 more dead bodies of terrorists recovered from encounter site taking the total to 6,” Jammu Kashmir Police Chief SP Vaid tweeted.
Earlier, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said that four militants of the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit were killed in a joint operation launched by the police, army and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
He said that three suicidal JeM militants were killed in Dulanja Uri while infiltrating in a joint operation by police, Army and CRPF.
In another tweet, he said that the fourth militant was also killed.
Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said that the militants were apparently planning a Fidayeen attack.
“From the recovery of arms/ammunition and other war like stores it appeared that the militants had come with a plan of undertaking a Fidayeen attack and belonged to Jaish-Muhammad militant group,” he said.
Hussain said that the “alert” troops challenged the group of three to four militants after they attempted to infiltrate into this side of the LoC in Dulanja.
“Alert troops challenged the group and all the militants were killed,” he said.
Meanhwile, Government of Pakistan on its official Twitter handle claimed that four of its soldiers were killed in Indian firing.
“Four soldiers of #Pakistan Army have embraced martyrdom in unprovoked #Indian firing along the Line of Control in Jandrot-Kotli Sector. The troops were busy in line communication maintenance when they were fired upon and hit by heavy mortar round by Indian forces,” it tweeted.
When contacted, Jammu based Defense spokesperson Colonel NN Joshi said that they don’t have any information about the incident. “Pakistan is claiming so, but we don’t have any information about it,” he said. (CNS)