Army foils attack by Pak's BAT, two militants killed

An attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on Indian Army patrol along the Line of Control in Uri has been foiled, news agency ANI reported. Two infiltrators were killed in the exchange of fire, he said, adding a massive search operation has been launched and additional troops were rushed from nearby camps to foil any attempt by militants to escape.

Pakistan's 647 Mujahid Battalion had targeted the Indian posts firing four rounds of rocket-propelled grenades and three to four bursts of automatic weapons on the Indian post Kripan-1, manned by the BSF's 200 Battalion. Defence experts say that the Pakistan's Special Services Group (SSG) forms the BAT which employs highly trained terrorists for Trans-LoC action up to a depth of 1 to 3 kilometres. "Alert troops foiled a BAT attack on our patrol party in Uri sector today".

According to police sources, the bodies of the two terrorists were lying in "no man's land" along the LoC.

To a question regarding ceasefire violation by the Indian forces during the visit of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) team, he said the team was mandated by the UN Security Council resolution.

The BAT is a brutal and barbaric arm of Pakistan Army.

BAT has attacked Indian personnel and posts several times andeven beheaded and mutilated Indian soldiers' bodies.

In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by a BAT unit.

Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu on Thrusday. The Army had recovered mutilated bodies of soldiers.

  • Zachary Reyes