NEW DELHI: Following the Uri attack in Occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities had claimed to have captured 10 alleged infiltrators, but the news proved false as Indian army denied the report.
“The army has denied killing 10 infiltrators along the LoC with Pakistan last week. The reported encounter was billed in media reports as an Indian strike-back,” an Indian newspaper reported.
Though there was no official statement on the two “encounters” on the LoC, including one at Uri, army sources described the media reports as “a flight of imagination”.
“At no point of time did the army say that 10 terrorists were killed. We simply said there was cross-border firing at two places on the LoC, including Uri,” the newspaper said, quoting a source in army headquarters.
The Udhampur-based Northern Command, which is quick to break news of encounters in the restive state, was mum on the issue when media approached it for confirmation.
One media report said the militants were killed in a cross-border “surgical strike” by army commandos.
Former J-K chief minister Omar Abdullah put out several tweets after the media reports.
“This has to be the first-of-its-kind surgical strike where the striker isn’t ready to claim glory and the target doesn’t know it was hit (sic),” he tweeted.
“So it seems our special forces crossed the LoC, destroyed some terrorist training camps & came back unscathed.” he said in another tweet