Defence News: The Indian Army has gunned down 13 terrorists since last 4 days. Army foiled four infiltration bids in row and on Saturday killed a militant along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir. With this action, the toll among the infiltrating militants during past four days has risen to 13, whereas, one soldier was also martyred and two others were injured. Colonel Rajesh Kalia said, “One terrorist was killed by own troops in Gurez sector on Saturday. The weapon in his use has been seized. The operation is in progress.”
The latest firefight becan when terrorists tried to speak into the Gurez valley, 123 km north of Srinagar. Army caught the intruders into a firefight. Earlier infiltration bid in Gwalta area of Uri sector of neighbouring Baramulla district was foiled when five militants were killed by the Army. In the same area, two soldiers of 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) were injured when the militants opened fire at a patrolling party on Thursday. The infiltrating militants were helped by the Pakistani troops by providing them active support including heavy caliber artillery covering fire.
“Relentless operations by security forces have defeated desperate attempts by Pakistan and its agents to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan,” an Army spokesman had said in a statement issued from the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur on Thursday. The J&K police on Saturday said that one civilian identified as Aarif Ahmed Dar was injured when militants targeted two Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) vehicles with gunfire at Vesu along the Srinagar-Jammu highway at 5 am. The assailants, however, missed the intended target and instead the car being driven by the civilian behind the ITBP vehicles was hit in the gunfire. “About 20 empty cases of AK ammunition were found on the spot,” the police said. :Input from deccan herald.
Separately, the residents of Nadpora village in neighbouring Shopian district accused the Army of ransacking several houses and breaking windowpanes of these in reprisal to a stone-pelting incident. The locals said that some youth pelted stones on a patrol party of the Army moving on a road through Nadpora following which the troops detained one person identified as Ubaid nazir and also attacked the private properties. (Deccan herald)