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Army foils BAT action from Pakistan, kills two intruders in Baramulla

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The intruders attempted to move by exploiting the thick jungles close to the LoC

The Army on Monday said it foiled the Pakistan Army-backed Border Action Team (BAT) attempt to strike a forward post along the Line of Control in (LoC) Nowgam area, and killed two intruders in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on December 30.

An Army spokesperson said the intruders attempted to move by exploiting the thick jungles close to the LoC and were assisted by heavy covering of fire of high calibre weapons such as mortars and rocket launchers from the Pakistani posts.

“The movement was nonetheless detected by the vigilant Indian Army troops deployed along the LoC. The fire-fight initiated by Pakistan was given a strong retaliation by the Indian Army and the exchange of fire continued the whole night," said the spokesman.

The army conducted prolonged search operations in the thick jungles and difficult terrain conditions to ascertain the situation, which confirmed the killing of two intruders and recovery of a large cache of warlike stores.

“The search operations are still underway to sanitise the area. It was also reported that a few other intruders managed to escape across the LoC taking advantage of adverse weather and visibility conditions," the Army said.

The Army said the intruders wore combat dresses like Pakistani regulars and carried stores with Pakistani markings. Some were seen in the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and old-pattern Indian Army uniforms.

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