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Army calls off 9 day long operation after capturing one militant

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Amy said that they have completed the combing operation started 9 days back when the troops saw some movement on infiltrators in the Uri sector of Baramulla district.

During this operation one militant was killed while the other was captured alive as the army was sure that two militants had infiltrated. Talking to media GoC, 19 Division Virendra Vats said that a military operation against infiltrators started on 18 September night when a search party observed the movement of infiltrators.

According to KNT in its news report on the press briefing of the army commander it has said as follows about the operation.

“The infiltrators were 6 in number. Four among them took advantage of darkness and retreated back to Pakistan after a firefight while two were holed up in a nallah. During the fire fight one infiltrator was neutralized while another was captured alive,” he said.

GoC, 19 Division Virendra Vats said that the militant who has been captured requested the army to spare his life. “During questioning he has revealed that he is affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba. He has identified himself as 19 year old Ali Babar Batra son of late Muhammad Latif of Dapalpora in district Okara of Punjab Pakistan.”

The captured militant revealed that he had a 3 weeks course at Khyber Camp at Ghadi Habibullah Muzafarabad.

He also revealed that he was instructed to drop the supply in the Pattan area. “After analyzing the facts, it seems the intention of these infiltrators was to strike somewhere in Kashmir. This infiltration has taken place in the Salamabad area. This area has a history of infiltration and it is the same area where infiltration took place in 2016 before the attack on Uri army garrison,” he said.

With KNT inputs

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