Srinagar: Security forces on Monday claimed to have foiled infiltration bid and recovered ammunition in the Balakote sector.

In an official statement to the news agency Kashmir Scroll, spokesperson said that intelligence Inputs received from Multiple Intelligence agencies and JKP revealed the presence of terrorists waiting to cross the LC from the opposite Balakote Sector. Based on these inputs own surveillance grid was placed on heightened alert and multiple ambushes were sited at suitable location.

In the morning of 21 Aug, two militants were detected by alert troops to be making attempts to cross the LC onto their own own side making use of inclement weather , dense fog , thick foliage and undulating ground in the Hamirpur area of the Balakote Sector. As the militants approached their own ambush sites, they were challenged and then engaged with effective fire.

This forced the terrorists to flee from the ambush site by making use of weather and ground conditions. However effective fire resulted in one militant falling down on the ground near the LC.

Additional troops were then moved into the area and search operations commenced in the afternoon after improvement of weather conditions and visibility. The search of the area led to the recovery of an AK 47 rifle with two magazines, 30 rounds, two grenades and Pak origin medicines. During search blood trails leading towards LC were also detected.

As per intelligence Inputs the two militants who attempted to infiltrate were injured due to fire from their own troops, but still managed to return across the LC and later they succumbed to their injuries.

Own troops continue to remain on alert and maintain vigil to foil any attempts of infiltration.(KS)