Kashmir: Infiltration bid eliminated in Uri sector, Pak terrorist captured
The infiltration bid was made by Pakistani terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) on the intervening night of Sept 18/19 and the same was eliminated over succeeding nights.
Taking advantage of dark night, uneven ground, bad weather and thick undergrowth, Pakistan harboured terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba attempted to infiltrate six terrorists from the general area of Pakistani post Jabri.
During the infiltration attempt, while two terrorists were crossing the LC, own patrolling party established contact with them.
Taking advantage of the thick undergrowth, four terrorists ran back towards the POK side of LC while remaining two terrorists managed to enter into their own area.
Additional forces were inducted and multiple patrols were launched in the suspected areas and the getaway routes were blocked.
On the night of Sept 25, contact was again established by one such patrol with the terrorists approximately 800 meters inside the LC.
Eventually by afternoon of Sept 26, one Pakistani terrorist Atiq ur Rehman, belonging to Distt Attock in Punjab (Pakistan), was eliminated.
The second Pakistani terrorist, named Ali Babar Patra, son of Late Mohd Lateef r/o Dipalpur, Distt - Okara Punjab (Pakistan), appealed to surrender and was captured alive without causing any harm to him.
The route taken by the terrorists to infiltrate was from Sawai Nala Terrorist Camp to Hallan Shumali Launch pad to Jabri, leading into Salamabad Nala.
It is pertinent to mention here that, it was along Salamabad Nala through which terrorists infiltrated in 2016 with the help of Pakistan Army and carried out suicide attack on Uri Garrison.