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

Srinagar
26 May 2017

The Army today said its troops foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing two militants.

"Alert troops foiled a BAT attack on our patrol party in Uri sector today. Two BAT terrorists were killed in the operation," an army official said here. The BAT attack was effectively repulsed, the official said. According to police sources, the bodies of the two slain militants were lying in "no man's" land along the LoC. Meanwhile, two persons suffered pellet injuries today in clashes between stone-pelters and security forces in the vicinity of the historic Jamia Masjid in old Srinagar after the Friday prayers, police said.

The clashes broke out soon after the congregational prayers ended at the Jamia Masjid and other nearby mosques and shrines, a police official said. He said two persons suffered pellet injuries during the clashes and they have been admitted to a hospital here for treatment. The condition of both injured is stated to be stable. The official said intermittent clashes were going on in the area.