Published On: Mon, Feb 19th, 2018

Fresh infiltration bid at LoC in Poonch foiled, one terrorist killed

Jammu: One terrorist was killed when a group of heavily armed Pakistani terrorists made a futile bid to infiltrate from across the Line of control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, late on Sunday evening.

A terrorist was killed on the LoC in Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid

According to reports, a terrorist was killed on the LoC in Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid.

Defence Ministry sources said that the major infiltration bid from across the LoC was foiled in Karmarha area of Poonch when alert troops challenged a group of heavily-armed terrorists seeking to sneak into Indian territory. “One terrorist has been killed in this operation against infiltrating terrorists,” said an official adding that one soldier was injured in Pakistan army shelling which was initiated to facilitate infiltration.

“Except for one, the rest of terrorists retracted under covering fire by the Pakistani army,” said a police official adding that the body of the neutralised terrorists has been recovered by the Indian Army.

Meanwhile, a mentally challenged person was shot dead when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said on Monday.

“The incident took place late Sunday night. The victim crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. Despite repeated warnings from the sentry, the individual did not stop.

“When he did not budge, the sentry fired towards him. The victim is yet to be identified,” a police official said.

Spot examination revealed that the person was not wearing shoes or proper winter clothing and had no identity cards.

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