The Indian army has denied killing 10 infiltrators along the LoC with Pakistan last week. The reported encounter was billed in media reports as an Indian strike-back after a militant attack in Uri left 18 soldiers dead.
“The army has denied killing 10 infiltrators along the LoC with Pakistan last week. The reported encounter was billed in media reports as an Indian strike-back,” an Indian newspaper reported.
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Though there was no official statement on the two “encounters” on the LoC, including one at Uri, army sources described the media reports as “a flight of imagination”.
“At no point in time did the army say that 10 terrorists were killed. We simply said there was cross-border firing at two places on the LoC, including Uri,” the newspaper said, quoting a source in army headquarters.
The Udhampur-based Northern Command, which is quick to break the news of encounters in the restive state, was a mum on the issue when media approached it for confirmation.
One media report said the militants were killed in a cross-border “surgical strike” by army commandoes.
Former J-K chief minister Omar Abdullah put out several tweets after the media reports.
“This has to be the first-of-its-kind surgical strike where the striker isn’t ready to claim glory and the target doesn’t know it was hit (sic),” he tweeted.
“So it seems our special forces crossed the LoC, destroyed some terrorist training camps & came back unscathed.” he said in another tweet.
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