The Indian Army has foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistan Army-backed terrorists in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The forces have now launched a search operation.
According to an update quoting Army sources, firing took place after a suspicious movement was noticed by the troops. The incident took place in the Dulanjah area of Baramulla district. According to reports, the terrorists were aided by overground workers in carrying out the infiltration bid. No official statement has been released by the Army thus far.
Meanwhile, CRPF troops and civilians have been injured in the Palhalan area of the district on Wednesday morning. Two CRPF personnel were injured during a grenade attack in Baramulla. As per the latest updates, the grenade hurled at the CRPF has also caused injury to two civilians. The incident took place in a busy market area and security forces have launched an operation to find out whether the attacker is still in the area.
After a lull in the years following the 2016 Uri attack, there have been a slew of infiltration attempts over the last few months. Several terrorists were killed in September this year, with the Army foiling multiple attacks. Three terrorists were killed and a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered on September 24.
In another incident towards the end of the same month, a Pakistani terrorist was killed and another captured by the Army. Four soldiers had been injured during the operation.