Based on specific inputs from intelligence agencies and Jammu and Kashmir Police of infiltration in the Uri Sector by heavily armed terrorists from across the LoC, troops were put on a high alert and the counter-infiltration grid was strengthened, as per the Army release.
As per the Army Press release, taking advantage of bad weather marked by incessant rainfall and poor visibility, a group of armed terrorists attempted to infiltrate across the LoC. At around 3 pm, the group was intercepted by alert troops resulting in a heavy exchange of fire. Intense fire-fight continued till last light resulting in the elimination of two terrorists. The area was kept under surveillance throughout the night, it added.
On October 22-23, a thorough search of the incident site was conducted leading to the identification of tell-tale signs and recovery of heavy war-like stores including two AK series rifles, six pistols, four Chinese grenades, blankets and two blood-stained bags containing Pakistani and Indian currency notes, Pakistani medicines and eatables, stated the release.
Due to inclement weather conditions, search operation is suspended in the area, which will resume after the weather is optimal.