Infiltration bid foiled in Uri Sector, searches underway: Army

SRINAGAR — Army on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid by militants in Uri Sector of Baramulla district in North Kashmir.

Army Spokesperson in a statement said, An infiltration bid by militants across the Line of Control in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir was foiled by the Indian Army during early morning hours today.

The statement said, A group of armed militants, while attempting to cross the Line of Control, were engaged in an exchange of fire with the alert troops resulting in a failed attempt to intrude into Kashmir Valley.

A quadcopter flown by the Pakistan Army to aid the militants was also spotted across the Line of Control, and was fired at, causing it to withdraw, the statement said.

This desperate action by the militants, duly abetted by Pakistan Army, is yet another failed attempt to disrupt the G20 Summit and create disturbance in the Valley, the statement said.

Extensive search operations are underway in the densely forested area, he said. — (KIMS)