Army foils Pakistan BAT attack in J&K’s Kupwara

Neighbour’s offensive came three days before the 1st anniversary of surgical strikes

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Army foils Pakistan BAT attack in J&K’s Kupwara
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Three days ahead of the first anniversary of Surgical Strikes, Indian army repulsed the Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) strike on their post and forced the attackers to beat the hasty retreat on the Line of Control (LOC) in the Keran sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.

Sources said that at around 1.30 pm seven to eight terrorists came close to the Indian army post along the LoC. Supported by Pakistan army which gave them covering fire using mortars and small arms, the heavily armed attackers attempted to attack the troops guarding the post on the LoC.

However, the alert Indian troops immediately swung into action and launched a major fire assault forcing the BAT attackers to take a hasty retreat. 

“Close firing attempted by enemy was suitably responded. No casualties on our side,” said an army spokesman at 15 Corps Headquarters at Srinagar.

Sources said the fire assault is currently underway to pulverize the Pakistani post which gave the covering fire to the BAT attackers. “The firing is underway. We are giving a befitting reply to Pakistan,” said a source.

Indian army carried out surgical strikes on the terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LOC) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), 10 days after four fidayeens stormed the 12 infantry brigade headquarters at Uri killing 18 army soldiers and injuring 20 others. All the Pakistani fidayeens were later killed in a fierce gunfight.

The BAT attack was foiled two days after Indian army thwarted the Uri-type fidayeen attack.

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