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Indian Army foils Pakistan’s BAT attack

Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 4 : The Indian Army on Sunday said that they have offered Pakistan Army to take back the dead bodies of 5-7 Pakistani BAT army regulars or terrorists, who were killed as they were spotted close to the post in Keran sector on the LoC.

The Indian Army claimed on Saturday that it has foiled an attempt by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) to carry out a strike in Keran sector on the Line of Control (LoC).

“Pakistan Army has been offered to approach with white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites,they are yet to respond” Indian Army said.

Generally, special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists comprise the BAT.

“A BAT attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector (in Kupwara district) and foiled by alert troops resulting in neutralising of five to seven Pakistani regulars/terrorists,” defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said yesterday.

As per sources, at least four bodies, very likely of Pakistan Army’s Special Service Group (SSG) commandos or terrorists, were spotted lying close to the post on LoC where the action occurred.

Army sources said heavy casualties were inflicted on the BAT and assessed that four possible Special Services Group (SSG)A commandos were killed as the bodies were spotted close to the post on LoC where the action took place.

The Army also claimed that in the last 36 hours, several attempts were made by Pakistan army to push terrorists of Jaish e Mohammad (JeM) and other organizations into J&K.

Four terrorists have been killed in the hinterland in the last few days.

Army officials said over the past three days, Pakistan has launched a number of attempts to disturb peace in the Valley and target the Amarnath Yatra.

The BAT attempt had taken place on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1.

“Pakistan army regularly attempts to push terrorists through infiltrations and opens up with multitude of weapons to assist them. India, during numerous Directorate of Military Operations level talks, has maintained the right to respond. Such responses are only against military targets and infiltrating terrorists who are aided by Pakistan army, said an Indian Army officer.

With agency inputs

 

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