Infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Poonch; militant killed

rmy today successfully foiled an infiltration bid and eliminated one militant while another managed to escape along the Line of Control in bordering Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.   “The troops of 15 MAHAR at around 0830 hrs noticed a suspicious movement of two militants close to the fence in Balnoi area of Mendhar area of Poonch,” Defence sources here told.

They said the militants fired at the army which was retaliated and gun battle triggered.

During more than 30-minute-long exchange of fire, one militant was killed while another taking advantage of bushes, managed to escape, sources added.

They said the militants were in combat dress, adding that one Ak-47, 78 rounds, 4 magazines, one GPS and two grenades were recovered from the slain militant.

The area was cordoned off while the search operation was in progress. (AGENCIES)

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