JCO injured as forces foil infiltration bid along LoC in Uri

Indian Army
Indian Army soldiers take positions during their patrol near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

BARAMULLA — A junior commissioned officer of the Indian Army was injured as an infiltration bid was foiled along the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.

An official told the news agency KNO the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Gowhalla sector in Uri today early morning.

He said that during the exchange of fire between militants and the army, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was also injured. “During the exchange of fire, the Pakistan side also tried to fly a quadcopter but the alert troops fired at it and pushed it back,” he said.

“The injured JCO has been evacuated to 92 base hospital in Srinagar, where his condition is said to be stable,” he said and added that a massive search operation is underway in the area.

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The Indian Army on Saturday said that the “failed infiltration bid by terrorists is another attempt by Pakistan” to disrupt the G20 Summit and create disturbance in the Valley.

In a statement, issued to the news agency KNO, Srinagar-based Defence spokesperson said “an infiltration bid by terrorists across the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir was foiled” by the army early morning today.

He said that “a group of armed terrorists, while attempting to cross the Line of Control, were engaged in an exchange of fire with the alert troops, resulting in a failed attempt to intrude into Kashmir Valley.”

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“A quadcopter flown by the Pakistan Army to aid the terrorists was also spotted across the Line of Control, and was fired at, causing it to withdraw,” the statement said.

He said that this “desperate action by the terrorists, duly abetted by Pakistan Army, is yet another failed attempt to disrupt the G20 Summit” and create disturbance in the Valley.

The spokesperson said that extensive search operations are underway in the densely forested area.

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