The army has refused that they had killed 10 infiltrators along the LoC with Pakistan last week. The reports revealed that around 18 soldiers were killed in an encounter.
No official statement regarding encounter has been released yet. While army officials said that they were “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,” a source said.
“We don’t know from where the media got these reports quoting unnamed intelligence officials. All TV channel reporters flashed the report of 10 militants having been killed. There was chaos. When we did nothing, how can we say anything,” the source added.
When asked by the Udhampur-based Northern Command about the encounters in the state, he remained quiet on the issue.
“In the first place, we (the Northern Command) never said that 10 terrorists were killed. When we didn’t say so, why should we deny anything,” an officer asserted.
The Uri attack has filled anger among everyone. People are demanding swift military revenge against militants based in PoK.
Union Home Minister has depicted Pakistan as a “terrorist state” for supporting anti-India groups.
The media reports disclosed that commandoes killed militants in an encounter
Moreover, Former J-K chief minister Omar Abdullah wrote on twitter, “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. Pray tell why is Pak silent? (sic)” he added.