Published On: Thu, Feb 15th, 2018

Army foils infiltration bid by terrorists in Poonch

Jammu: Tet another attempt by terrorists to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan was foiled by the Indian Army on Thursday.

The Indian troops retaliated “effectively and strongly”

According to defence sources, the alert soldiers noticed suspicious movements in Balakote area of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district early on Thursday morning. “The troops fired and the intruding terrorists were forced to beat a hasty retreat into the Pakistani side,” said sources adding that a search operation is on in the area.

It may be mentioned here that the Pakistani Army on Wednesday violated the 2003 ceasefire in Nowshera sector of LoC in Rajouri district when around 7 pm, the Pakistan Army using small arms, automatics and mortars, fired at Indian positions.

However, the Indian troops retaliated “effectively and strongly”, the official added.

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