Pakistani militant captured, another killed in Uri sector
A 19-year-old Pakistani militant belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba was captured alive during an anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control on Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which one ultra was killed and three Indian soldiers sustained injuries, the Army said on Tuesday.
Srinagar: A 19-year-old Pakistani militant belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba was captured alive during an anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control on Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which one ultra was killed and three Indian soldiers sustained injuries, the Army said on Tuesday.
The operation was launched on September 18 after the Army noticed suspicious movement along the LoC, GoC 19 Infantry Division, Major General Virender Vats told reporters at a briefing in Baramulla district.
He said an encounter took place when the infiltrators -- believed to be six -- were challenged. While four of them were on the other side of the fence, two had come on our side of the territory.
"The four terrorists, who were on the other side, took advantage of the dense foliage and retreated back into PoK.The remaining two sneaked in. "One of the infiltrators was killed in the encounter on the morning of 26th while another one pleaded that his life be spared.
As is the ethos of the Indian Army, after taking due precautions, he was taken into custody alive," the official said. The apprehended infiltrator has given his identity as 19-year-old Ali Babar Parra, resident of Okara district in Pakistan's Punjab province.
"He has admitted to be a member or Lashkar-e-Toiba and was trained in Muzaffarabad," he added. He has revealed that he was trained for three weeks at Khyber camp, Ghadiwala in Muzaffarabad in 2019, the officer said.
He was recalled this year for some important task and was told by his handlers that he has to do drop supplies at Pattan.
But when we went through the recoveries and modus operandi, it shows that they had come here for some kind of a strike which went beyond the drop of supplies, the official said.
The Army official said the infiltration attempt was made along the Salamabad Nala, which was the same route used for the 2016 suicide attack on the Uri garrison.