Major infiltration bid foiled in Macchal Sector, One soldier injured

The Indian Army on Tuesday foiled a major infiltration bid by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Macchal Sector at 2:30 am.


The Army said that one of its soldiers got injured in the gunfight and he was later evacuated.


“Major Infiltration bid foiled in the Macchal Sector of Jammu and Kashmir at 2:30 am today. 5-6 terrorists infiltrated 500m into Indian territory, in exchange of fire one soldier injured and evacuated,” the army said.


Earlier, the Army had foiled a BAT attack on its forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least five to seven intruders on Saturday.


“A BAT attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector (in Kupwara district) and foiled by alert troops resulting in neutralising of five to seven Pak regulars/terrorists,” defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.


Col Kalia also said that four hardcore Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were neutralised in two operations in which a cache of sniper rifle, IED and mine with Pakistan markings were recovered.


“This clearly indicates the complicity of Pakistan in terror activities. Security forces will continue to respond to all nefarious activities along the LoC and hinterland,” he said.