Srinagar, July 31: A massive anti-infiltration operation is underway in the Machil Sector at the frontier border district Kupwara, Indian Army said. The army official said that a group of terrorists was intercepted by alert troops along Line of Control (LOC) in Machil Sector.
“Today early morning at about 3 AM, suspicious movement of unidentified persons was detected 600 m on own side of the LoC at Machil Sector, Kupwara,” said the Indian Army official. “Infiltrating terrorists intercepted by own troops. Firefight ensued. After the first light, search was carried out. Blood trail seen. 3 AKs, a sniper rifle, 8 grenades and other war like stores recovered. Search in progress,” the Army officer explained.
Sources in the army said that additional reinforcements have been rushed to the area to assist already deployed troops. They said that vast area is under strict cordon, and massive search operation is underway to track down the terrorists.
Sources in the Indian Army believe that Pakistan will try to push in more and more terrorists in the wake of August 5, date of the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A.