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Army foils infiltration bid near LoC, 3 terrorists killed, huge cache of ammunition recovered

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Baramulla: The Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, killing three terrorists and recovering a cache of arms and ammunition, officials said.

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“We noticed some suspicious movement in the Hathlanga area near the LoC. The infiltrators were challenged and three of them were killed,” an Army officer said.

They had recently crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir into Indian side, the Army official said. 5 AK-47s, 8 pistols and 70 hand grenades recovered from terrorists killed in the operation.

Chinar corps commander General DP Pandey said, “In the early hours today, a movement was observed in Hathlanga forest, Rampur sector. In a brief operation, the attempt was eliminated, with neutralization of 3 terrorists. A similar attempt was made on (September) 18, which was foiled.”

Meanwhile, intelligence agencies have issued a terror alert regarding the cross-border movement of Afghan origin terrorists along with Pakistan-based terrorists in the Jammu and Kashmir region to execute terror activities in the country during the upcoming festive season.

According to Intelligence agencies, they have got the input regarding the movement of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkat ul-Ansar (HuA) and Hizbul Mujahideen. The Pakistan-based terror organisations are helping Afghan-origin terrorists to enter India.

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