Following the Uri attack in Occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities had senselessly claimed to have captured and killed 10 alleged infiltrators and the war of words began from the unethical Indian media, but the news proved false as Indian army itself denied the reports.
“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.
Army sources described the media reports as “a flight of imagination” as there was no official statement on the two “encounters” on the LoC, including one at Uri.
“At no point in 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.
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The Udhampur-based Northern Command, which is known for breaking the news of encounters in the disputed state, was surprisingly silent 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.
“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),” Former J-K chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.
“So it seems our special forces crossed the LoC, destroyed some terrorist training camps & came back unscathed.” he said in another tweet.