SRINAGAR: Army on Monday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid and killed two militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said
An army spokesperson in a statement said, “In the early hours of Monday, militants from across the Line of Control attempted to infiltrate the Poonch sector. 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 militants in which one militant was neutralised and his body along with an AK-47 rifle has been recovered,” he added.
The operation is still in progress in the area.
“In continuation of operations in Poonch, search operations near the LoC revealed the presence of the body of another militant with AK 47 across the LoC. Thus, two militants have been killed,” he added.