Jammu is witnessing an increased drone activity….reports Asian Lite News
The Border Security Force (BSF) troops fired and repulsed a flying object along the international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
“On intervening night of 13/14th July, a blinking red light was observed by own troops in Arnia sector at about 9.52 p.m. at height of 200 metres on own side,” the BSF said.
“Alert troops fired from their position towards red blinking light , due to which it returned back. Area being searched . Nothing found so far.”
Jammu is witnessing an increased drone activity.
On July 2, a quadcopter was repulsed by the BSF in the Arnia sector.
On June 29, drone activities were thwarted by the army troops at Ratnachuk-Kaluchak military area in Jammu. On June 27, there were two bomb blasts at the Jammu airforce station which security agencies suspected were carried out using drones.
Meanwhile, a top commander of the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was among the three killed in an encounter between the terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Wednesday.
“One more unidentified terrorist killed (Total 03). Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. Search going on,” said a tweet from the J&K Police.
The police identified the LeT terrorist as Aijaz alias Abu Huraira and said he was from Pakistan. Aijaz was killed along with two local terrorists during the encounter.
The gunfight started in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a joint team of the police and army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about the presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar congratulated police and security forces.