Militant Killed In Ongoing Encounter: Army

SRINAGAR: Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing one militant along Line of Control in Poonch district.

An army spokesman in a statement said that at about 1000 hours, the alert troopers of the Indian Army observed suspicious movement of some individuals along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector (J&K), wherein they were trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control, into the Indian side.

“The alert troops challenged the infiltrators and the (militants) fired on own troops,” he said, adding, “In the ensuing fire fight, One (militant) body has been recovered along with Two AK -47 Rifles, One Pistol and other war like stores”.

The operation continues and the search of the area is under progress, he added.


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