BAT attempt foiled along LoC in Keran sector, 7 militants killed: Army

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Srinagar

Army on Saturday claimed to have foiled a Border Action Team (BAT) attempt by killing at least seven militants near Line of Control in Keran sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Army’s Srinagar based spokesman Colonel  Rajesh Kalia in a statement said, “in the last 36 hours number of attempts to disrupt the peace and to target the AmarnathYatra were made in Kashmir. A BAT attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector. It was foiled by alert troops resulting in the killing of five to seven regulars/militants.”

“In the valley four hardcore JeM militants were killed in encounters and the recovery of a cache of arms, sniper rifle, IED and mine with Pakistani markings clearly indicate complicity of Pakistan in militant activities. Security forces will continue to respond to all nefarious activities along the LoC and the hinterland,” Army’s Srinagar based spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

There is tension along the LoC in Kashmir as Army says that they have noticed the increased activity of militants at launch pads. They said that several infiltration attempts have been foiled and troops are on heightened alert.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat also visited forward areas two days ago and reviewed the situation along the LoC and preparedness of the Counter-Militancy Infiltration Grid.

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