Army claims killing of 4 militants in Keran

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Army on Saturday claimed that it killed four militants in Keran sector along the Line of Control (LoC) who were trying to infiltrate from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK)

Defence sources said that an infiltration bid was foiled by the army in Fateh Gali region of Keran sector in Kashmir.

They added forces succeeded in gunning down four more militants. With this the total number of infiltrators killed by forces in the last 24 hours in the region rose to seven.

Six AK 47 rifles, pistols and ammunition were recovered from the infiltrators who were killed.

“An infiltration bid was foiled in Fateh Gali area of Keran sector, 25 kms west from Shalbhati village. Four militants have been killed in the operation,” a defence spokesman said. The Army’s ongoing “Operation Shala Bhata” against the large group of intruders in the Keran sector in J&K has been on for more the 12th day now.

“We have foiled one major attempt to resupply the trapped infiltrators with food, ammunition and radio batteries from across the LoC, with active connivance of the Pakistan army. But smaller bids to resupply them could have gone through. Our aim is not to allow any one of the infiltrators to escape back across the border, the only route now open to them,” sources had said on Thursday.

With intermittent gunfire still underway in the thickly-forested Shala Bhata region, the Army says it will take “some more time” to “sanitize” the “800×300 metre” area to which the intruders have now been restricted after the “initial contact” was spread across a “4 to 5km frontage” on the night of September 24.

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