Srinagar : An attempt by three heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists to storm an army camp in border district of Kupwara was foiled by alert soldiers on Thursday who gunned down all the attackers in a fierce encounter and recovered a large quantity of arms, ammunition and other material like maps.
The terrorists opened fire on the army camp at Langate in Kupwara district at around 5 am, which was retaliated by the jawans, a senior army officer said. After repulsing the attack, the army launched a search operation in the area, during which the militants fired upon them, leading to an encounter. The army said the forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the slain militants.
The recoveries included three AK rifles, three Under Barrel Grenade Launchers, a number of magazines, significant rounds of bullets, 4 walkie talkie radio sets, three GPS devices, three mobile phones, dry fruits and medicines besides a map and a matrix sheet. “The medicine which has been recovered from all three terrorists has Pakistani marking. This ascertains that all three terrorists were Pakistani
terrorists,” Col Sharang said. Recovery of dry fruits and medicines indicate that the terrorists had planned to penetrate the camp and engage the army for a long time.
3 infiltrations bids foiled: Meanwhile in Srinagar, four militants were killed while trying to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) as alert army troops foiled three bids by terrorists to enter into India in the wee hours on Thursday. The army, which has shored up its defences along the LoC, foiled three infiltration bids – two in Naugam sector and one in Rampur – of North Kashmir during the intervening night of October five and six. In one of the encounters in the higher reaches of Naugam, 112 kms from here, the troops cornered a group of infiltrating militants and have killed four so far, a senior army officialsaid. The official said a combing operation was continuing amid apprehension about presence of more terrorists in the area. Technical surveillance was being maintained, besides using illuminators to prevent the militants, who could be present, from escaping under the cover of darkness. The army repulsed two infiltration bids in Rampur and Naugam, raining bullets on the militants and forcing them to return to PoK.