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Pak army giving 'artillery cover' to armed militants intruding in J&K: Indian Army

PTI Jammu 08 Jun 2017, 17:45:05 IST

The Army today accused their Pakistani counterpart of engineering infiltration of armed militant into Kashmir, saying these groups were being provided active support,including covering fire, during their infiltration bids at the Line of Control. 

"Indian Army units deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) inJammu and Kashmir have foiled multiple attempts made by Pakistan army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC", Defence spokesperson of Northern Command said here today.

He said that in the last 48 hours, infiltration attempts have been foiledat Gurez, Machhil, Naugam and Uri Sectors. 

"Seven armed intruders have been eliminated so far," he said. 

He further said that a large quantity of arms, ammunition andwar like stores have been recovered and operations are in progress atMachhil, Naugam and Uri sectors. 

The Army blamed Pakistan army for providing heavy artillery support by giving cover firing to infiltration terror groups along the LoC. 

"These armed intruder groups were being provided active support including covering fire (heavy calibre artillery) by Pakistanarmy posts on the LoC to assist them in infiltration into the Kashmirvalley," the spokesperson said.