BAT action foiled in Uri, 2 Pakistani terrorists killed

Security forces on Sunday foiled an attack by the Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) near the Line of Control in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing two militants.

Director-General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said a possible tragedy was averted “BAT action bid foiled by Army and JKP (Jammu and Kashmir Police). Two terrorists killed in Dulanja Uri. No casualty on our side. Possible tragedy averted,” the DGP wrote on Twitter.

He did not share any further details.

Earlier, the Army said two unidentified militants were killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The infiltration bid was foiled in Uri sector, over 110 km from Srinagar, when troops noticed suspected movement during the night hours.

“The group was challenged and militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight. So far two militants have been killed in the gunfight and the operation is on,” a defence official said.The identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants could not be established immediately.

This is the second infiltration attempt that has been foiled by Army in the past two days. On November 3, a militant was killed in Machil sector in frontier Kupwara district while trying to sneak into the Valley.

Tribune India With PTI