Srinagar:Alert troops foiled an attempt by Pakistan to push in arms and ammunition into Kashmir valley from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) when they recovered war-like stores, including automatic weapons, in Keran sector in the frontier district of Kupwara, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday morning.
He said troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of two to three militants transporting some items in a tube tied to a rope across the Kishenganga river in Keran sector.
Col Rajesh Kalia said troops immediately reached the local and conducted searches during which war-like stores, including four AK 74 Rifles, Eight magazines and 240 rounds of ammunition were recovered. Thus, he said, the troops foiled the Pak attempt due to quick action.
The entire forest area has been cordoned off and a massive search operation launched.However, so far no contact was established with the militants, he added.
Pakistani troops violated ceasefire at Kamalkote in Uri sector in Baramlla and Naugam sector in Kupwara on Friday to facilitate militants, waiting at launch pads, to sneak into this side before the infiltration routes are closed due to snowfall.However, troops are already on high alert to foil any infiltration attempt.(UNI)