One more infiltrator killed along LoC in J-K: Army

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One more ‘infiltrator’ has been killed along LoC in Poonch district, army said on Monday.

“In continuation of the operations launched in the morning of 30 Aug 21 in Poonch District, search operations were carried out near the Line of Control. During the search a body of the second (militant) with an AK 47 assault rifle and pouch ammunition was noticed across the Line of Control,” army’s defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu, Lt Col Devender Anand, said in a statement to GNS.

Thus, he said, two militants attempting to infiltrate across the Line of Control have been killed by troops of the Indian Army who “remain ever vigilant in discharging their duties.”

In a statement issued earlier the spokesperson had said that alert Army troops detected the infiltration bid by effective use of the integrated surveillance grid.

“On being challenged by Army troops, there ensued a fierce firefight with the (militant) in which (he) was neutralised and his body alongwith an AK-47 rifle has been recovered.”

He said the operation is still in progress in the area. “This action by alert Army troops displays resolve of Indian Army to thwart any misadventure along the Line of Control,” he said. (GNS)

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