Infiltration bid foiled in J&K's Tangdhar sector

Army officials said a search operation has been launched and further details were awaited

Infiltration bid foiled in J&K

Amid the ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorist in Pampore, security forces on Wednesday foiled an infiltration bid by militants in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.

The infiltration bid comes as security forces in Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar battled terrorists hiding in a large government building in an encounter that has stretched over 52 hours.

According to a report in HT, militants’ movement was observed by the Army along the Line of Control following which a gun battle ensued when the infiltrators were challenged by the security forces.

Army officials said a search operation has been launched and further details were awaited.

Last week, four militants were killed by security forces during infiltration bids in Naugam sector while they were trying to sneak into the Valley from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

On Tuesday, seven civilians and a jawan were injured in a grenade attack on a paramilitary patrol party in south Kashmir's Shopian district. The grenade was thrown at the convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force. After the terrorists had escaped.

In the ongoing Pampore encounter, the Army on Wednesday said two of the terrorists were killed and forces have entered the seven-storey building in the town around 15 km from Srinagar.

One terrorist was killed yesterday and another was shot dead on Wednesday at the battered Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building.

NDTV reported that over 50 rockets, machine guns and hundreds of grenades have been used against the terrorists. Loud shelling could be heard on Wednesday, even 10 km away.

On Monday morning, three heavily armed militants entered the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in Pampore town and began firing at security forces.

The operation, that was started on Monday morning  has been now going on for 52 hours as most parts of the concrete building have been reduced to a skeleton after many of its walls were blown up.