Army kills two Pak soldiers
Army on Monday evening killed two Pakistani soldiers in a strike on the Line of Control in Uri to foil a Border Action Team (BAT) attack from the Pakistani side. According to defense officials Special Forces of the army targeted the Pakistani troops along the Uri LoC (Line of Control) yesterday.
Inflicting casualties a convoy of three vehicles was attacked by Indian troops in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed and four injured. The weekly Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service was cancelled after troops carried out a major counter offensive strike to pre-empt any BAT attack from the Pakistani side.
The defence sources said commandos of Indian Army had taken position at a vantage point on the LoC overlooking the Chakothi-Muzaffarabad road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Monday. According to officials the counter offensive operation was carried out by the Army as it had actionable information that the militants assisted by Pakistani Army were planning a BAT attack on the Indian soldiers in Uri sector.
Last week, Indian Army had claimed killing two Pakistani soldiers while foiling an attack by the BAT at Uri sector.
The latest round of retaliatory actions between the two armies started on 1 May when two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies allegedly mutilated by a Pakistan Army’s BAT in Poonch sector.
In revenge of the act, Indian Army launched a punitive strike on 9 May and destroyed two Pakistan army bunkers across the LoC. On 23 May, the army also released a video of the military action that showed heavy artillery destroying bunkers and shelters.
Earlier the Army claimed to have destroyed a Pakistan Army post in the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir by carrying out fire assaults along the Line of Control (LoC) as part of its “anti-terror operations”, further escalating the tensions between the two countries.
A senior army official said that the assault was carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting infiltration into Indian side. The claim came two days after the Indian Army killed four militants in an encounter along the LoC in Kashmir’s Naugam sector. Earlier the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) noted that stepped up militant activity along the line of control (LoC) and the cross border exchange of firing between Indian and Pakistani troops, has deteriorated the security scenario and the activities of militants and separatists remains a challenge.