July 2005 News

Seven Pakistan Infiltrators Killed In Gurez

14 July 2005
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: In fierce fighting still raging near the Line of Control for the third day, Security forces on Thursday killed seven heavily armed terrorists, part of a big band that had sneaked into the snow-bound Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir. With rain, intense cold and low visibility hampering operations, army troops, who have surrounded the terrorists at heights over 14,000 feet are using heavy fire power to flush out the terrorists from rocky and snowy crags. They have so far recovered seven bodies of infiltrators and six weapons, an army spokesman said here. 'The terrorists are surrounded and are making a desperate bid to extricate themselves and flee across the LoC.' 'The operation is still going on,' he said. Army troops launched the operation on Tuesday after noticing movement of a large group of terrorists, said to be the biggest since the ceasefire along the borders in November 2002, trying to infiltrate into the valley. The infiltrators on finding themselves trapped opened heavy fire and took positions after fanning out in the area. The troops encircled the entire area and moved cautiously to neutralise the terrorist and avoid casualties on their side, he said.


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