Another Infiltration Bid Near LoC In Gurez

26 March 2009
The Indian Express

Srinagar: A day after senior Army commander claimed that militants are waiting to infiltrate into the Valley from PoK, Army is engaged in an operation against the infiltrators in the forests of Gurez Valley near Line of Control (LoC). Sources said that a fresh group of infiltrators has been spotted and intercepted by the troops in the forests of Gurez. “Yes, an operation is going on in Gurez Valley,” Defense spokesman Lt Col J S Brar said. He, however, refused to divulge more details about the operation. Gurez is also one of the traditional routes that militant had been using in early spring to sneak into the Valley. On Wednesday, Brigade General Staff 15 Corps, Brigadier Gurmeet Singh had said that more militants from across the Line of Control are waiting to sneak into the Valley. “We are prepared to tackle any infiltration attempt on the LOC,” he said. On March 20, Army intercepted a big militant group in the forests of Drangyari and Hafradu. In the operation, 17 militants and eight soldiers were killed. After the fresh reports of infiltration troops have been put on a high alert.