Infiltration bid foiled in Keran sector: Army

Srinagar, Nov 13: Army on Friday claimed to have foiled suspected infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector.

Defense spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia told the news agency KNO that suspicious movement was observed by the troops at the forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector today.

“The suspected infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops,” he said, adding that this was accompanied by initiation of an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Keran sector by firing mortars and other weapons.

“Befitting response is being given. The CFVs spread to larger areas from Keran to Uri sectors,” he said.

Kalia added that this was the second infiltration attempt within a week. The earlier unsuccessful infiltration bid in Machhal Sector on 7/ 8 November, was foiled, in which three militants were killed.

“India Army is well poised to defeat all attempts by Pakistan to infiltrate militants into Jammu and Kashmir,” he added. (KNO)

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