Body of Militant Killed in Mendhar Recovered



The forces Thursday recovered body of a militant who was killed yesterday along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati Sector of Mendhar area of the Poonch district while trying to allegedly infiltrate into this side.

Sources told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that the army troopers recovered the body and took it in its possession. However, the identity of the militant could not be ascertained. A trooper of army’s elite Para was also killed yesterday by suspected militants. The post-mortem of both slain militant and the trooper was also conducted.

The forces recovered an AK 47 rifle, one magazine, bullet rounds, one grenade along with a pin and a pouch from militant’s possession. Besides, the forces also recovered some eatables from the dead militant’s possession.

In the meanwhile, the army continued search operation in the area as it suspected the presence of militants. The entire area has been cordoned off and a strict vigil is being maintained, the defence sources said.


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