BAT attack near LoC foiled, claims army 

Srinagar: The Army has repulsed an attack by the Border Action Team (BAT), a mix of Pakistani regulars and militants, near the Line of Control in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district, officials said.

No casualty was reported in the incident that took place last night, they said.

A BAT team attacked Indian troops near the LoC in the Tangdhar sector, prompting the Army to retaliate.

The exchange of fire continued for nearly an hour and the attack was effectively repulsed, an Army official said.

Army’s 28 DIV in a statement claimed that the alert soldiers manning the fence in Tangdhar foiled the BAT action by engaging them in a gunfight that lasted for an hour.

“In its continued efforts to destabilize the situation along the line of control and target Indian Army Posts, a Border Action Team comprising of militants and actively supported by heavy shelling using mortars and other weapons from multiple posts tried to raid a forward post of Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district,” the statement said. (with PTI inputs)

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