Saturday, August 20, 2011


Srinagar, Aug 20 (Only Kashmir) : Foiling a major infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LOC) in north Kashmir's Bandipora district Saturday, the army killed 12 persons of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), an official said. An army officer was also killed in the fierce gunfight.
"Twelve infiltrating terrorists of LeT oufit have been killed while one lieutenant was martyred in the gunfight with the intruding terrorists. Two of our jawans sustained injuries in foiling this major infiltration bid from across the LOC," 28th Mountain Division commander, Maj Gen S.K. Chaturvedi, told Only Kashmir in Gurez.
The guerrillas were crossing the Kishenganga River, which forms the LoC in this sector between Indian and Pakistani Kashmir, Friday night when they were detected and asked to surrender.
"But they started firing at the troops resulting in a gunfight that ended today (Saturday) afternoon. Six bodies of the slain terrorists have been retrieved from the river while the bodies of the other six slain terrorists were washed away into the Pakistan side of the border," Chaturvedi said.
The killed officer was identified at Lt. Navdeep Singh.
The army displayed arms and ammunition recovered from the slain persons.
This was the eighth and the biggest infiltration bid by the millitants this month, the army said.


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