Balakote, Aug 21: Indian Army on Monday said that an infiltration bid was foiled in Balokte where two terrorists were killed along the Line of Control (LoC).
An official communiqué, said that intelligence inputs received from multiple intelligence agencies and JKP revealed the presence of terrorists waiting to cross the LoC from the Balakote sector.
“Based on these inputs, its own surveillance grid was placed on heightened alert and multiple ambushes were sighted at suitable location. In the morning of 21 Aug, two terrorists were detected by alert troops to be making attempts to cross the LoC onto their own side making use of inclement weather, dense fog, thick foliage and undulating ground in Hamirpur area of Balakote sector,” the statement reads.
“As the terrorists approached their own ambush sites, they were challenged and then engaged with effective fire. This forced the terrorists to flee from the ambush site by making use of weather and ground conditions,” it added.
“However, effective fire resulted in one terrorist falling down on the ground near the LoC. Additional troops were then moved into the area and search operations commenced in the afternoon after improvement of weather conditions and visibility. The search of the area led to the recovery of an AK 47 rifle with two magazines, 30 rounds, two grenades and Pak origin medicines,” the statement said.
“During search, blood trails leading towards LoC were also detected. As per intelligence inputs, the two terrorists who attempted to infiltrate were injured due to fire from own troops, but still managed to return across the LoC and later they succumbed to their injuries,” it said, adding that “own troops continue to remain on alert and maintain vigil to foil any attempts of infiltration.”
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