SRINAGAR: Army on Friday said troops foiled an attack of Pakistan army’s notorious Border Action Team (BAT) on their patrol party along Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, killing two heavily armed militants.
Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said BAT action against army patrol along the LoC in Uri sector has been foiled.
He said two militants were killed in the retaliatory firing of the soldiers.
After the BAT attack, reinforcement was rushed to the area and a search operation was launched.
An army official said troops deployed along LoC were put on high alert after intelligence inputs that Pakistan army’s commandos and militants have been moved to Pakistan army posts near LoC for carrying out the BAT attack.
The BAT is notorious for its assaults and comprises Pakistan commandos and well trained militants.
The official said since troops were anticipating a BAT attack, they were on highest level of alert and ready to foil it.
“The alert soldiers successfully foiled the BAT attack this morning in the area between Gwaltana and Uroosa and did not allow notorious BAT team to inflict any casualties or injuries on this side,” he said adding the BAT team had crossed the LoC from the Pakistan army post to attack the patrol party.
According to the official, after the May 1 BAT attack in which two army men were killed, army had learnt some lessons.
“The loopholes were plugged and patrolling and security between the posts intensified to thwart any future BAT attack. These measures proved successful,” he said.
Today’s foiled BAT attack was the second such attack by militants and Pakistani commandos on security forces along LoC in Jammu today.
Earlier, on May 1, an army man and a border guard were killed and their bodies mutilated in a BAT attack in Krishnaghati sector of Poonch district of Jammu region.