J&K: Indian security forces neutralize 5 foreign terrorists infiltrating in Kupwara through LoC

16 June, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastava

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The gunned down terrorists belonged to JK GF, a group based out of Pakistan Occupied J&K.

Five highly skilled foreign terrorists from the JK Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) were trying to cross into Indian territory in the Jumagund area near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir when the Joint Security Forces (JSF) launched a major operation early on Friday.

Late on Thursday night, in the Jumagund area of the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists with experience in guerilla warfare in the Afghan-Pakistan theatre attempted to cross into Indian territory.

Sources claim that a well-planned and tactically designed operation was planned with the Army on the possible route of infiltration by foreign terrorists in the Jumagund area and the ambush was laid accordingly based on specific intelligence gathered by Kupwara Police about the likely infiltration of the group of five terrorists.

“On being intercepted, the terrorists attacked the joint ambush parties which were retaliated by superior and well-controlled firepower resulting in the encounter and consequent neutralization without any loss to Indian security forces,” sources have told.

The operation to take out foreign terrorists began on Friday

The sources claim that the operation began late on Thursday night at midnight and ended early on Friday morning. “The sanitization process is going on. All five dead bodies and arms have been recovered. Further details are awaited,” an official stated.

The group was affiliated with the JK Ghaznavi Force (JKGF), which has Rafiq Nai and Shamsher Nai alias Zafar Iqbal as handlers and Murtaza Pathan alias Ghaznvi, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan, an Afgan veteran affiliated with the Deoband school of thought as operational commander supervising tactical aspects from POJK.