Srinagar, Jan 15 (KMW): Government forces on Monday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Dulanja area of Uri killing four militants. The militants, believed to be fidayeen attackers, were gunned down during a joint operation by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).
â€œFour JeM terrorists killed in Dulanja Uri while infiltrating in a joint operation by J&K Police, Army and CAPF,â€ Shesh Paul Vaid, DGP, J&K Police, said. Combing operations in the region are underway.
According to reports, the militants were planning to carry out an attack in Valley similar to December 31 strike on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Pulwama.
Heavily-armed militants stealthily entered the CRPF camp in Lathpora area about two hours after midnight on December hurling grenades and resorting to indiscriminate gunfire. Five soldiers were killed in the attack. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the daring attack on the 185 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force. Three militants were killed in a gun battle which continued for over 24 hours.