Army foils Pak’s BAT attacks, kills two militants


Srinagar: The Army on Friday said its troops foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing two militants.

“Alert troops foiled a BAT attack on our patrol party in Uri sector today. Two BAT terrorists were killed in the operation,” an army official said here.

The BAT attack was effectively repulsed, the official said.

According to police sources, the bodies of the two slain militants were lying in “no man’s” land along the LoC.

Two Indian soldiers were beheaded in a BAT action in Krishnaghati sector of Poonch on May 1 which had triggered a strong reaction from India.

On Tuesday, the Army had said it launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the LoC, inflicting “some damage”.

Army sources said the two armed intruders infiltrated from a Pakistani post which is 200 metres from the LoC in the area.

They were spotted on the Indian side around 8:40 AM in South of Jhelum in the Uri sector.
In exchange of fire, both were neutralised at distance of 500 metres from the LoC in the Indian side, the sources said.

One AK-47 rifle, one pistol and other warlike stores were recovered, they said.