The Indian army neutralised between 5-7 members of Pakistan Army’s Border Action Team (BAT) over the past 36 hours.
“In the last 36 hours, a number of attempts by Pakistan to disturb peace in the valley and target Amarnath yatra. A BAT attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector and foiled by alert troops resulting in neutralising of 5 to 7 Pak regulars/terrorists,” sources said.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army has also neutralised four Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants in the Shopian and Sopore encounters. A cache of sniper rifle, IED and mine with Pakistani Ordnance Factory (POF) markings have been recovered.
The LoC in the last few days has been volatile with two armies frequently trading heavy fire including the use of higher caliber weapons.
This comes after Indian Army on Friday alleged that Pakistani terrorists were plotting an attack on Amarnath Yatra. The security forces have also recovered an American made M24 sniper rifle and mine with Pakistani Ordnance Factory (POF) markings on it.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday had issued a security advisory for tourists and Amarnath pilgrims urging them to curtail their stay in the valley immediately.
On Saturday, Pakistan alleged that the Indian Army had used cluster ammunition, a claim vehemently rejected by Indian Army. Indian Army termed the allegations as “yet another Pak’s lie, deceit, and deception.”
Source : Various