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First infiltration bid of 2024 foiled | 2 terrorists killed in Uri

03:44 AM Apr 06, 2024 IST | SHABIR IBN YUSUF
first infiltration bid of 2024 foiled   2 terrorists killed in uri
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Srinagar, Apr 5: Army successfully foiled an infiltration attempt by terrorists in the Sabura Nala area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district that resulted in the elimination of two unidentified terrorists while a massive search operation was on.

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Official sources said that the security forces retrieved the body of one of the two terrorists.

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The operation was started after the movement of two to three terrorists was detected during the early hours, prompting an immediate response from the Army. “OP SABURA, URI #BaramullaAn Infiltration bid on #LoC has been foiled by alert troops in the morning hours today when terrorists were trying to infiltrate through Sabura Nala, Uri Sector. 01xTerrorist has been eliminated. Operations in progress.@NorthernComd_IA@adgpi@HQ_IDS_India,” Chinar Corps -Indian Army posted on X.

The infiltrators were challenged by the Indian Army, leading to a fierce gunfight in which two terrorists were killed.

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Their identities have not yet been ascertained, and the operation is still underway in the area to ensure the elimination of any remaining threat.

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This incident marks the first infiltration attempt from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir this year.

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Infiltration activities typically decrease during the winter season due to harsh weather conditions, with a resurgence expected as the snow begins to melt and passes open up.

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General Officer Commanding (GoC) of 15 Corps, Rajiv Ghai, recently visited the LoC to assess the operational preparedness of the Army.

During his visit, he interacted with artillery units and emphasised the importance of maintaining a high state of operational readiness and morale to tackle future challenges effectively.

The timing of this infiltration attempt is crucial, as it comes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, during which terrorists often target political workers and leaders in J&K to disrupt the democratic process.

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