J&K: Infiltration bid foiled in Uri, JCO injured

Security heightened in view of the G20 Summit in Srinagar

Infiltration foiled in J&K Representative Image | PTI

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Army was injured after Army foiled an infiltration bid by militants in Uri sector in Baramulla on Saturday.

“A group of armed terrorists, while attempting to cross the Line of Control, were engaged in an exchange of fire with the alert troops resulting in a failed attempt to intrude into Kashmir Valley,” said the statement by spokesman of Army's 15 Cops in Srinagar.

“A quadcopter flown by the Pakistan Army to aid the terrorists was also spotted across the Line of Control, and was fired at, causing it to withdraw,” it added.

The statement also added that the “desperate action by the terrorists, duly abetted by Pakistan Army, is yet another failed attempt to disrupt the G20 Summit and create disturbance in the Valley.”

The Army also said that extensive search operations are underway in the densely forested area.

Security in Kashmir has been heightened in view of the G20 Tourism Working Group's meeting in Srinagar from May 22 -25.

The event is a major international event in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370.

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