Srinagar, May 26 (ANH): Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt in forward areas of Keran sector in Kupwara district on Thursday, culminating in killing of three Foreign militants.
In a statement issued here, Army said that the operation was launched based on Joint Intelligence from several agencies including SSP Kupwara, several search parties were formed, who conducted vigorous searches and established multiple ambushes. The contact with militants was established in wee hours in the forward areas close to the LoC, leading to heavy exchange of fire. One civil porter also lost his life in the fire fight. The thorough search was conducted in the morning and concluded at about 2 PM.
Search of the area yielded dead bodies of three militants, three AK rifles, one pistol, six grenades and large quantity of ammunition and stores related to Improvised Explosive Devices.
Exporting militancy in J&K has been a state policy of Pakistan in the last three decades. Increased desperation of militant handlers in POJK is evident, as a result of effect-based operations conducted by the Indian Army and prevailing peace and tranquility evident from hordes of tourists landing in the valley.
Pakistan’s nefarious designs to revive the dying agenda and keep the pot boiling in J&K under the garb of Ceasefire understanding by Pakistan Army is the new deceit.
The elimination of three Pakistani militants, recovery of war like stores to include stores for Improvised Explosive Devices is a clear indication of an intent to disrupt peace, prosperity of locals and the impending Amarnath Yatra, the statement said.