Biggest Infiltration Attempt In J&K In Recent Years, Army Operation On

Srinagar: The army on Monday said it was engaged in a major operation in Jammu and Kashmir for the second day in a row following what is believed to be the biggest infiltration attempt by terrorists from across the Line of Control(LoC) in recent years.

Internet services and mobile phones have been suspended in the Uri sector of north Kashmir since Monday morning. It is for the first time that internet services are been shut down for a cross-border infiltration attempt

Officials said an infiltration attempt was detected late Saturday evening, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were killed after two suicide attackers stormed a military installation on September 18, 2016.

India responded with a surgical strike across the Line of Control that took down several terrorist launch pads. According to government sources in Delhi, a group of around six infiltrators managed to sneak in from Pakistan. A soldier was injured in firing during the infiltration attempt, they said. The army said the operation to track down the infiltrators is underway and the exact situation on the ground is still unclear.