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Op Machhal Prahar – infiltration bid foiled; two terrorists killed

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Srinagar: Based on a specific intelligence input provided by SSP Kupwara of a likely infiltration bid from one of the terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) towards Machhal sector, troops were put on high alert on May 1. The Operation Machhal which was launched by the Indian Army led to killing of two terrorists and recovery of huge haul of weapons and cash. 

A well-coordinated counter infiltration grid was put in place in this rugged and extremely difficult area. A number of additional ambushes including those of the Indian Army and SOG Kupwara were placed along the likely routes of infiltration. The alert troops in ambushes braved continuous bad weather marked by incessant rainfall, poor visibility and significant drop in temperature for two consecutive nights.

Early morning on May 3 at around 08.30 AM, terrorists were spotted by the troops having infiltrated onto their own side of the Line of Control. Intense firefight ensued resulting in elimination of two terrorists.

Bodies of two terrorists have been recovered along with two AK series rifles, magazines and huge quantities of war like stores. Further extensive search of the area is under progress. 

The following war like stores have been recovered: – 

AK 47 – 02

AK 47 Magazine – 06

AK 47 Rounds – 159

Hand Grenades – 02

Eatables and cigarettes with Pakistani marking

Pak currency – Rs 660/-

Identity of terrorists and affiliated terrorist groups is being ascertained. This successful intelligence-based operation is yet another example of close synergy between Indian Army, J&K Police and all agencies. The security forces stand steadfast to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical elements supported by our adversary to disrupt peace and harmony of the area.

Aadil Akbar
Aadil Akbar
Special Correspondent (Jammu and Kashmir) - The author is a young journalist working in the field since the past 6 years. He has covered politics and human interest stories including war-like situation the Kashmir valley.


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