(Shivam Chauhan, intern journalist); Srinagar: Encounters continue between J&K police-security forces and militants in the Bilalabad area of Tral. Security forces have cordoned off the entire area. The hunt for terrorists continues.
Major incursion in Kupwara failed, Pakistan’s two soldiers killed in retaliation, Pakistan has received a befitting reply for ceasefire violations in Tungdar and Karnah, including the Naugam sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. In retaliation, Indian troops destroyed three Pakistani military structures in the LoC, across the Neelum and Lipa Valley. There are also reports of two Pakistani soldiers killed. Meanwhile, a major attempt to infiltrate the Parakiyan Gali (Kupwara) in North Kashmir has been thwarted. Seven to eight arms-off militants had entered Indian territory, who had to flee backward.
Pakistani troops broke the ceasefire on Monday night and again on Tuesday morning at Indian military and civilian bases in Tungdar and Karnah, apart from the Naogaum sector. Pakistani soldiers also fired from mortars and artillery. There was no loss in Indian territory. Sources said that this action of the Pakistanis hit Indian troops in the Neelum and Lipa Valley. Three buildings of the Pakistani Army have been destroyed in this. Two Pakistani soldiers have also been killed or wounded.
According to villagers living in the forward areas, ambulances have been seen coming out of a damaged structure of the Pakistani Army. However, military authorities have not immediately confirmed the damage to the Pakistani army in retaliation. Seven to eight terrorists were entering, after midnight on Monday, army personnel was patrolling along the LoC in Perkiyan Gali. At the same time, he saw seven-eight armed men crossing the LoC from the side of slave Kashmir and entering Indian territory. At the same time, the soldiers also alerted the surrounding posts. At the same time, they started keeping an eye on the movements of intruders. Pakistan was firing in other forward areas, including Tangdar, adjacent to Perkiyan, for about an hour before attempting to infiltrate it. Seeing this, the army tightened vigil in all the advanced areas.
An alert was also issued to all Naka parties. When the soldiers defied, the terrorists ran backward and the soldiers on the street in Karkian Gali challenged the intruders moving forward and they started running back after saving their lives. The terrorists also fired to stop the soldiers from chasing. Bullets were fired from both sides for about half an hour. Meanwhile, the terrorist slaves escaped towards their hideout in Kashmir. Pittu bag found from the encounter site Tuesday morning, the soldiers searched the site of the encounter. They found some bloodstains there. A puppy bag has also been found. Officials said one of the infiltrators was killed or injured, but his companions picked him up. At present, a search operation is going on in the entire area.