SRINAGAR: An intruder was killed while two others were held in injured condition along with 17 kg narcotics along the Line Of Control (LOC) in Shahpur sector of Poonch district last night .

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The CCTVs installed at sensitive areas on the LoC to track movement of infiltrators helped in elimination and arrest of the intruders, media reports said.

Movement of the three infiltrators was visible on CCTV cameras installed on the LoC thus helping army to keep a track of their movements.

“Around midnight, on April 8 the group crossed the LoC and started infiltrating into this side. The alert troops kept the movement of the infiltrating group under continuous observation. At 2 am, as the group approached the fence, the alert Army troops challenged them,” a spokesperson of defence ministry based in Jammu said.”

He said that as soon as the intruders started to run away, they were fired upon. One of them was shot dead while the other two managed to escape into a jungle taking advantage of the thick foliage, darkness and rocky outcrop.

“The area was immediately cordoned off to prevent their escape across the LoC and a search operation was launched at first light wherein the body of the slain intruder was recovered at the encounter site,” sources said.

In the search operatiom so far three bags with fourteen packets of narcotics weighing 17 kgs, Pkistani currency, some documents and eatables have been recovered.

The CCTVs installed at sensitive areas on the LoC to track movement of infiltrators helped in elimination and arrest of the intruders, as per media reports.

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