New Delhi : The Indian Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders who were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector. The five men of Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) were killed while they were trying to infiltrate into India and strike a forward post in the Keran sector, the Indian Army said on Saturday.
As per news agency ANI, the Indian Army has asked Pakistan to approach with a white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites. However, Pakistan is yet to respond to the offer.
Indian Army: Have offered Pakistan Army to take over the dead bodies(of 5-7 Pak BAT army regulars/terrorists). Pakistan Army has been offered to approach with white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites,they are yet to respond. pic.twitter.com/x1mF7yHSyv
— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2019
Border Action Teams (BATs) are small units made up of Pakistani special forces and militants who conduct raids across the Line of Control (LoC).
“A BAT attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector [in Kupwara district] and foiled by alert troops resulting in neutralising of five to seven Pakistani regulars/terrorists,” defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.
In the last four days, four terrorists have been killed in the hinterland.