BAT attack repulsed in Uri, two infiltrators killed: Army

The Indian Army today foiled an attack by Pakistan Army-backed militants along the Line of Control in Kashmir's Uri and killed two of them.

The attack as per Indian army officials was foiled in Uri sector of frontier Baramulla district, about 105 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Separately, a gunfight erupted early on Saturday between militants and security forces in southern Tral area, police said. The SSG commandos and terrorists of BAT mainly use AK-47 rifles, Swiss-made snow clothing and snow boots, Digital Navigation Consoles like Skype and VoIP. The Border Action Team had infiltrated 200 metres into the Indian side in Krishna Ghati sector with the Pakistani army providing cover fire from across the border in Poonch.

The United Nations has dismissed Pakistan Army's claim that its military observers came under attack from Indian troops near the Line of Control, saying there was "no evidence" of them being targeted. Two BAT have been gunned down by our Army men.

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BATs, an acronym for Border Action Teams, are militant groups that infiltrate into India with the help of the Pakistan Army. "A search operation is being carried out", the official confirmed.

Massive exchange of gunfire is underway as counter operations continue in the Uri Sector. The BATs target Indian soldiers in these trenches as well as officers on patrol duty. The incident comes one week after the Army foiled an infiltration attempt in the neighbouring Nowgam sector. It is considered to be a barbaric arm of Pakistan Army.

On October 28 previous year, an Indian army soldier was killed and his mutilated body was abandoned near the LoC in the Machil sector.

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