- 19 year old Pak terrorist captured while another was killed during a failed infiltration attempt
- The army said in the last 7 days, seven terrorists have been neutralised
A 19 year old Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was captured while another was killed last evening in a huge counter-insurgency operation to stop terrorists trying to cross over at Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri along the Line of Control, the army said on Tuesday.
Major General Virendra Vats told, “The surrendered terrorist in custody identified himself as Ali Babar Patra of Pakistan’s Punjab. He has admitted he is a member of the LeT and was trained by them in Muzaffarabad,” the reporters.
The army said in the last seven days, 7 terrorists have been neutralised.
Major Vats said, “The movement of such a large group of people can’t take place without the complicity of the Pakistan army deployed on the other side. There have been movements at launch pads across the LoC”.
The capture done on Monday was part of the biggest counter-insurgency operation launched by India at the LoC since the ceasefire with Pakistan in February. Several operations have been on in the Uri and Rampur sectors since the 18th of September when the army stopped three infiltration attempts that were detected during patrolling.
Four soldiers were also injured in the operation in the last three days.
The officer said, “When encounter took place, two infiltrators came across the border, while four were on the other side. After the firefight, the four terrorists on the Pakistan side took advantage of dense foliage and went to the Pakistan side.
“The two terrorists sneaked to the Indian side. Additional forces were mobilised to cordon two terrorists infiltrated into India”.
The infiltration attempt was made in the area of Salamabad Nala which is the same area that was used by terrorists who attacked the army base in Uri in 2016 and martyred 19 Indian soldiers. Days after the attack, India launched surgical strikes targeting terror camps across the Line of Control.
This is first time in recent years that a Pakistani terrorist has been caught alive while trying to cross into India.
This was the third infiltration attempt in the past week.
Seven AK series weapons, nine pistols and revolvers along with more than 80 grenades and Indian and Pakistani currency were recovered in the Uri operation and the one that took place on 18 September has been seized.
The terrorists were even helped by three porters who came to the LoC to help carry the supplies.