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Pak militants planned to target Amarnath Yatra: Army

July 07, 2004 16:59 IST

The Indian Army Wednesday said the five Pakistani infiltrators killed near the Line of Control on Tuesday in Jammu sector had plans to target the Amarnath Yatra and some vital defence installations in Akhnoor and Jammu.

General Officer Commanding of 10 Infantry Division Major General B S Jaswal told reporters at the site of Tuesday's encounter that from the documents, diaries and letters recovered from the militants and coded messages intercepted so far, itcan be concluded that this group had been assigned specific tasks.

The annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir commences on July 15.

General Jaswal said the militants were carrying huge quantities of explosives to trigger multiple explosions.

Sixteen improvised explosive devices, advanced communications system, equipment and material to prepare IEDs, besides a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including four AK 47 rifles, were recovered from the militants, he added.

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