Baramulla: The Indian army claimed on Sunday to have killed two militants who were trying to infiltrate the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector. Official sources in the army said that soldiers manning the LoC in Kamalkote area of Uri detected suspicious movement in the wee hours of Sunday and when they challenged the two infiltrators, a gunfight ensued. In this brief gunfight, two heavily-armed militants were killed, without any loss on the army’s side, the officials said.
They said that the bodies of both militants were recovered and a large quantity of arms and ammunition found in their possession. Reinforcements, along with para commandos, had been sent to nab other militants suspected to be in the area.
Independent sources could not confirm the incident as the spot is far from any civilian area and the army is the only source of information.
Srinagar-based spokesperson of the army, Lt Col Rajash Kalia, confirmed that two militants were killed in a gunfight and that the operation was still continuing.
Sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Uri, Javid Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that the army will hand over the bodies of the militants to police. He said that a police team had gone to the area and had seen the bodies. H
He also said that as per sources it was a group of three militants of which two were killed and the third went back to the Pakistan side.
On Saturday the army had claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Machil sector of Kupwara and killed one militant there.
The army has also said that Pakistani rangers have been firing on Indian posts several times in the past month in Uri sector, because of which a local porter has been killed and several army men and civilians have been injured.