Srinagar: A soldier died and two others have been injured in an encounter with terrorists trying to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam on Tuesday evening. Reports said several terrorists were killed while trying to cross over into Kashmir's Uri, where 18 soldiers died in a terror attack two days ago.
- Several terrorists were killed while trying to cross over into Uri
- Pak Army fired at Indian posts in Uri for nearly 20 minutes today
- 18 soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack in Uri two days ago
In Uri, army sources say, a large infiltration attempt was stymied and a group of approximately 12-15 terrorists were stopped at the border as they tried to enter through Lachipura.
Security forces are expected to continue counter operations overnight in both places, which are about 100 km apart in Kashmir.
On Tuesday morning, the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire and fired incessantly at Indian posts in Uri for nearly 20 minutes, in what is now believed to be cover fire for the terrorists crossing over.
On Sunday, four terrorists sneaked into a military base, threw grenades and opened fire, causing the most number of deaths that the army has seen in years. The terrorists, said to be from the Jaish-e-Mohammed whose chief Masood Azhar is based in Pakistan, were killed in an intense three-hour gun-battle.
The army has been on high alert in the dense forest area where terrorists tried to enter today. The fresh infiltration attempt was seen as unusually large and a sign of an escalation in terrorist activities at the border.
India has directly blamed Pakistan for the Uri terror attack and has decided to isolate the country globally.
The army said on Monday that it reserves the right to respond to any cross-border terror attack "at the time and place of our own choosing."