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Large infiltration attempt in J&K’s Uri, mobile and internet suspended

Last Updated on September 21, 2021 at 10:51 am

In Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, the Indian army is undergoing a massive operation for the second day after it is being said as the biggest infiltration attempt by terrorists from across the Line of Control in past few years.

Mobile and internet services were suspended in the Uri sector due to the ongoing counter-infiltration operation of the Army.

 General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lieutenant General D P Pandey Monday said that an infiltration trial had been made in the Uri sector of Baramulla district and search operation is underway. There was a detection of a suspicious movement along the LoC in Uri Sector by Indian army on the night intervening September 18 and 19. The officials said that a group of six armed terrorists infiltrated into the Uri sector. Reinforcements including Special Forces have been sent to the area and a large area has been cordoned off, reportedly.

“Are they on this side or have they gone back after making attempt, that issue is not been clarified or verified on the ground,” said Gen Pandey. He further added that they are quite alert and ensured that minimal infiltration takes place.

Lt Gen Pandey said that there had been some infiltration attempts, unlike previous years which had not been adequately supported by ceasefire violations.

“There have hardly been any successful attempts. Only about two attempts have succeeded,” he said. “One was neutralised in Bandipora and we are looking for the second one.”