Militant killed as army foils infiltration bid in Rajouri’s Nowshehra sector

Jammu, Jul 07: The army Wednesday said that it foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshehra sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir by killing one militant and pushing others back.

A defence official said that during early hours of July 7, a group of Pakistani militants made an attempt to infiltrate across the Line of Control in the Nowhshera sector, Rajouri (J&K).

“Alert army troops thwarted the infiltration bid by suitably employing an integrated surveillance grid along with domination by fire, and engaging the militants in a fierce firefight in which one militant was neutralised and his body has been recovered,” the official said. “Also, war-like stores including an AK 47 rifle, four magazines of AK 47 with ammunition and two hand grenades have been recovered from the militant. This action by alert Army troops displays resolve of Indian Army to thwart any misadventure on the Line of Control.”

Following the infiltration forces have been put on alert, officials said, adding that initial details revealed that infiltration attempt has been reported on LoC in Rajouri district area after which exchange of fire also took place.

“There are reports that infiltrators were engaged with fire after which the security has been put on alert,” sources said. kno

Later sources told GNS that two soldiers were also injured in the incident.

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