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Terrorist captured at border confesses to having received 30K from Pak colonel for attack: Indian Army Terrorism
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Terrorist captured at border confesses to having received 30K from Pak colonel for attack: Indian Army

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Aug 2022, 12:45 am

New Delhi/IBNS: A Pakistani terrorist was captured and two others died in a landmine blast as two infiltration bids were foiled in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district over the last two days, the Indian Army said on Wednesday.

The captured man, who had earlier been arrested for crossing the Line of Control but sent back on humanitarian grounds, was given 30,000 Pakistani rupees by a colonel of the Pakistan army to carry out an attack on an Indian post, the army claimed

The terrorist was captured on Aug 21 when soldiers deployed in the Jhangar sector of the Nowshera region "spotted movement of two to three terrorists on their own side of Line of Control", said the army's note.

One of the infiltrators was close to the Indian post and trying to cut the fence. When he tried to flee, the soldiers opened fire, leaving him injured and finally capturing him.

Two other infiltrators managed to run back into Pakistan-occupied territory, taking advantage of the dense jungle.

"The injured Pakistani terrorist was captured alive and provided with immediate medical aid and lifesaving surgery was carried out," said the army.

According to the army, Hussain said he was part of a squad that carried out recces of Indian forward, and got the final go-ahead on Aug 21.

"Incidentally, the individual was earlier captured by the Indian Army from the same sector in 2016 along with his brother Haroon Ali, and was repatriated on humanitarian grounds in November 2017," said the army note.

In the other foiled bid, on August 22 night "a group of two to three terrorists" tried to infiltrate in Lam sector in the same region. "Our alert troops were able to observe the terrorists," said the army.

"As they moved ahead into our minefields, a series of mines got activated and two terrorists got eliminated on the spot," it added.

Their accomplices were possibly injured and might have gone back "taking advantage of the inclement weather and dense foliage".

The captured terrorist was identified as Tabarak Hussain, a resident of the village Sabzkot in the Kotli district of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The army said he revealed during interrogation that he was "sent by Colonel Yunus Chaudhry of Pakistan intelligence agency".

The army confirmed that he was carrying the 30,000 Pakistani rupees that the colonel gave to him, it said.