Udhampur, October 4, (Scoop News)_Bulk of anti national activities last month were overshadowed by the floods which struck Kashmir,affecting a large percentage of the population, particularly in
Srinagar, a defence official said.
However, the official added, the month also saw a number of armed infiltration bids and movement activity which were foiled by the vigilance of the Army, resulting in the elimination of 14 terrorists
and apprehension of six more.
According to a defence spokesman, in the beginning of September, even as the rains were lashing Kashmir and causing large scale flooding of parts of South Kashmir, the army eliminated three terrorists in an
encounter at Hanjan Bala near Shopian on September 2.
He said within a week, while Srinagar was reeling under the worst floods, four more terrorists were eliminated at Laribal near Rajwar and Pharkian on September 9th and 10th .
When the situation was stabilizing in Srinagar and other flood affected parts of the valley, two terrorists were eliminated at Machhal on September 17 quickly followed by four more terrorists
eliminated at Tangdhar two days later on September 19.
Thereafter, one more terrorist was eliminated at Lolab on September 30, bringing the total number of terrorists eliminated during the month to 14 (fourteen).
The spokesman said during the same month, a number of local terrorists were apprehended with the help of SOG and Police.
These included one member of LeT who was arrested on September 17 at Muqam, four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists who were apprehended from Sopore on September 22 and 23 and one Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who was arrested on September 25 at Kirpalpura, he added.
The Army has appreciated the efforts of the SOG and Police who assisted in the elimination and the apprehension of these terrorists.