The Indian Army on Sunday said that a BAT attempt was foiled at the Keran sector on Saturday where an “intruder” who was trying to sneak into the Indian side was killed.
Addressing a press conference in Kupwara district, General officer Commanding of 28th Division Major General Abhijit Pendharkar said that yesterday at 3 pm, a “complete breach of ceasefire agreement” was noticed when an infiltrator wearing a “Pathan suit” and a black jacket was tried to enter into this side.
In a complete breach of the ongoing Ceasefire Understanding between the two armies across the Line of Control, an infiltration bid or BAT action was attempted in the Keran sector of Kupwara district on January 01.
Swift action by the troops deployed at the Line of Control foiled the bid and eliminated the terrorist, later identified as Mohd Shabbir Malik, a Pakistani national, equipped with weapons, ammunition, and warlike stores.
The body of the slain infiltrator was recovered along with one AK 47 and a large quantity of ammunition including seven grenades.
The incident site is located on the Pakistani side of the Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System, kept under surveillance by the Indian Army to effectively counter any nefarious activity by the infiltrators or Pakistan Army.