Army claims BAT attack in Keran

Srinagar: The Indian Army on Tuesday claimed foiling an alleged infiltration bid by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) which tried to intrude into this part of Kashmir and attack an army post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sources told ANI that armed intruders came close to an Indian Army post, and were allegedly provided cover fire by a Pakistan Army post on the other side, which fired mortars and shells.

Sources said that the intruders aimed to damage the post, but it were thwarted by the Indian Army. “There was no casualty on the Indian side and the intruders retreated.”

Retaliatory firing is still on.

On Tuesday morning, a militant was killed as the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

“An infiltration bid has been eliminated in general area Zorawar of Uri sector. One terrorist has been killed,” an army official said.