SRINAGAR: Eight terrorists were killed on Tuesday while trying to cross over into Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri. As per the latest reports, the encounter is currently underway between the security forces and the militants.
Earlier in the day, Pakistani troops violated the border ceasefire in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian army positions with small firearms. However, there was no damage in the incident, army said.
“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing by small arms towards Indian positions in Uri sector this afternoon,” an army official said. He said the firing from across the Line of Control took place between 1.10 pm and 1.30 pm. The official said while there were no reports of any casualty in the firing, further details of the incident were awaited.
On Sunday, 18 jawans were killed and 19 injured in the terror strike a battalion headquarters of the Army, in which four ultras were neutralised. The attack comes amid reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the green signal to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.
After the attack, the army said that it reserved the right to respond at a time and place of its choosing even as various options were discussed in a flurry of high-level meetings.
On Monday, Pakistan accused India of misleading the world opinion to cover up its “reign of terror” in Kashmir by a spate of “vitriolic” and “unsubstantiated” statements following the terror attack in Uri.
India and Pakistan are witnessing growing bitterness after Pakistan and its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made provocative statements on the Kashmir situation in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani’s killing on July 8.