KUPWARA — In a joint operation, Army (6-JAK RIF) and Kupwara Police successfully foiled an infiltration bid by neutralizing a militant along the Line of Control (LoC) in Amrohi area of Tangdhar Sector.
“In the early hours, based on an input about possible attempts of infiltration, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by J&K Police and Army in Dakhen Amrohi area of Tangdhar Sector Kupwara near Zero Line LoC,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
He said, “During the search operation, movement of terrorists was observed who were trying to infiltrate to our side. They were challenged by the joint party in which one terrorist was neutralized.”
“Taking advantage of the thick bushes and rugged terrain, two to three other terrorists accompanying the killed terrorist escaped back to Pakistan side of LoC. From the incriminating materials recovered from the site of the encounter, it is believed that the killed terrorist is a Pakistani national,” the police said.
It further said that the joint team also recovered arms and ammunition including an AK rifle, an AK magazine, 15 AK rounds, five 9mm pistols, a 15mm pistol, eight pistol magazines, 32 9mm pistol rounds and nine 15mm pistol rounds from the site of encounter.
“The recovery of these materials underscores the nefarious intentions of the infiltrators and their attempts to disrupt peace and stability in the region. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and an investigation is in progress,” it added.