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Infiltration bids along Kashmir border foiled

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URI/NEW DELHI, Sept 20 - Two infiltration bids were made from across the border in Kashmir today but the Army foiled the attempts killing some of the terrorists while losing a jawan, barely two days after the terror attack in Uri.

The attempts to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri and Nowgam sectors came even as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and fired at Indian positions in Uri sector.

�Two infiltration bids by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) have been foiled in Uri and Nowgam sectors today. At both places the operations are in progress,� an Army spokesman said in Srinagar.

The spokesman refused to comment on the number of militants killed in the ongoing operations so far, saying details will be made public in due course. He, however, said one soldier was killed in the operation in Nowgam sector.

Army sources in Delhi which had initially put the number of terrorists killed at 10 later clarified that the extent of casualties can be ascertained only after the retrieval of the bodies from the dense jungles and that the operations were still under way.

The sources said a group of 15 terrorists had attempted to infiltrate into Indian territory through the LoC.

As the Government mulled various options on India�s response to the cross-border terror attack on Sunday in which 18 jawans were killed, a crucial meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) has been convened tomorrow.

On the ceasefire violation incident, an army official in Srinagar said the firing from across the LoC took place between 1.10 pm and 1.30 pm. However, there was no damage in the incident, he said.

�Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing by small arms towards Indian positions in Uri sector this afternoon,� the official said in Srinagar, amid reports that the firing took place apparently to give cover to terrorists trying to sneak into the Indian territory.

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Infiltration bids along Kashmir border foiled

URI/NEW DELHI, Sept 20 - Two infiltration bids were made from across the border in Kashmir today but the Army foiled the attempts killing some of the terrorists while losing a jawan, barely two days after the terror attack in Uri.

The attempts to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri and Nowgam sectors came even as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and fired at Indian positions in Uri sector.

�Two infiltration bids by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) have been foiled in Uri and Nowgam sectors today. At both places the operations are in progress,� an Army spokesman said in Srinagar.

The spokesman refused to comment on the number of militants killed in the ongoing operations so far, saying details will be made public in due course. He, however, said one soldier was killed in the operation in Nowgam sector.

Army sources in Delhi which had initially put the number of terrorists killed at 10 later clarified that the extent of casualties can be ascertained only after the retrieval of the bodies from the dense jungles and that the operations were still under way.

The sources said a group of 15 terrorists had attempted to infiltrate into Indian territory through the LoC.

As the Government mulled various options on India�s response to the cross-border terror attack on Sunday in which 18 jawans were killed, a crucial meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) has been convened tomorrow.

On the ceasefire violation incident, an army official in Srinagar said the firing from across the LoC took place between 1.10 pm and 1.30 pm. However, there was no damage in the incident, he said.

�Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing by small arms towards Indian positions in Uri sector this afternoon,� the official said in Srinagar, amid reports that the firing took place apparently to give cover to terrorists trying to sneak into the Indian territory.

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