12 LeT Terrorists Killed in Kashmir

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    Boat plot busted, many deaths

    Srinagar, Aug. 20: The army today said it had
    killed a dozen militants who for the first time tried
    to enter the Valley rowing an inflatable boat up a
    river from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
    At least 15 terrorists, believed to be from the
    Lashkar-e-Toiba, rowed to the Indian bank of the
    Kishanganga, which in some stretches doubles as
    the Line of Control.

    The last time terrorists entered India using the
    water route was on November 26, 2008, when
    10 Lashkar militants reached Mumbai and
    launched an attack that lasted three days and
    killed over 160.
    Major General S.K. Chakravorty, the general
    officer commanding, 28 Division, said the army
    had information that some Lashkar militants
    would try to cross the river in the Gurez sector,
    so the force had laid ambushes. “We spotted
    some people coming in a boat but we let them
    row into the ambush. There was a gunfight in
    which 12 militants were killed,”
    said Chakravorty.
    The operation that began at 1am today is still on
    because at least three militants are believed to be
    hiding. The army lost Lieutenant Navdeep Singh.
    Two jawans are wounded.

    “A 26-year-old officer, Navdeep was
    commissioned in March this year into the army
    Ordnance Corps and was serving in the 15th
    Battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry,” defence
    spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel J.S. Brar said.
    Maj. Gen. Chakravorty said the terrorists’ handlers
    ferried them using one boat. “They first dropped
    three people. Then they went back and brought a
    few more people.”
    Police sources said all the militants had crossed
    the Kishanganga — it flows from Gurez, near the
    Valley, into the Neelam Valley in PoK — when the
    army began firing.
    Brar said this was the first time that militants had
    used the river route to cross the LoC.
    He said six militants’ bodies fell into the
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