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Counter-infiltration operations along Uri and Naugam sectors continue

The two counter-infiltration operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir today entered the second day, the Army said here.

Published: 21st September 2016 11:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2016 11:23 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SRINAGAR: The two counter-infiltration operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir today entered the second day, the Army said here.

"The operations along the LoC in Uri and Naugam sectors continue," an Army spokesman said.

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The Army on Tuesday foiled two infiltration bids in which a soldier and 10 militants were shot dead along the Line of Control in the Uri and Nowgam sectors even as Pakistani troops breached the border ceasefire in Uri.

However, asked whether any militants had suffered any casualties in the gunfights that followed the infiltration bids, an Army official told Express, “We don’t have any information in this regard as the gunfight is going on”. But he said a soldier had been killed in the gun battle in Nowgam.

“The gunfight between the militants and Armymen is going on. A soldier was killed in the ongoing encounter,” he said. Asked how far the place was from the Uri base attacked by militants, the official said, “I can’t give you details because of operational sensitivity.”

A group of 10-12 militants were intercepted in the Uri sector in the afternoon, he said, adding the ceasefire violation was part of an attempt to facilitate the infiltration bid.

(With inputs from ENS)

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