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Oct 02, 2013 at 06:04pm IST

Reports of Pakistan occupying a village along the LoC 'absurd': Army

New Delhi: The Army on Wednesday denied reports that Pakistan occupied a village along the Line of Control. Earlier, sources had told CNN-IBN that Indian troops were engaged in a gunfight to clear Pakistani troops who had occupied a ghost village along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. However, Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh denied any such reports. "Absurd to say that the post was occupied by the Pakistan army. There was no village in the area of cordon," he said.

"There was a desperate, massive attempt of infiltration some days back. Troops had reported sighting of 10-12 bodies in the area. Today is the 9th day of operations. Infiltration was attempted by a group of 30-40 terrorists. We were prepared for this. We had inputs," he added.

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Some 30 to 40 militants backed by Pakistani army are involved in the infiltration bid. The Army admitted that a gunfight is still on in the sector. The Army said, the operations are in the last phase and could take some time.

Lt Gen Singh said that at least 10-12 terrorists attempted infiltration bid on Tuesday. "This attempt indicates that there were special troops behind this infiltration," he said.