Security forces foil infiltration bid in Uri, 6 JeM militants killed on Army Day
A major infiltration bid was foiled along LoC in Uri sector as at least six Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were gunned down by J&K Police, Army and Central Armed Police Force in a joint operation on Army Day.
Brigadier YS Ahlawat, said, "A major mishap has been avoided on the Army Day: on Uri anti-infiltration operation. This is the first infiltration bid of 2018. Indian Army is committed to continue with this and stop the nefarious designs of Pakistan."
"Large cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered and 5 terrorists have been eliminated," said Brigadier.
A defence spokesman said that five militants killed were suicide attackers.
J&K DGP clarified that five bodies have been recovered and search is being conducted for the sixth.
J&K: Ammunition and other material seized by security forces from the 5 terrorists killed in Uri anti-infiltration operation pic.twitter.com/q9RFq0DeBm— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2018
Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Shesh Paul Vaid, congratulated the forces the successful operation.
The fourth terrorist has also been neutralised. Keep up the good work! https://t.co/B2gqRr6Fgj— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) January 15, 2018
SP Vaid, said, " Since past few days, we were getting inputs about possible attempts to infiltrate from Uri sector. So, ambushes were laid out in that area by Army, J&K police & CRPF. In the morning, exchange of fire took place in one of the ambushes."