Published On: Sat, Sep 16th, 2017

Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Machhil sector, two terrorists killed

Srinagar: The Indian Army on Saturday foiled yet another infiltration attempt and killed two terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A huge stash of arms recovered from the slain infiltrators

A huge stash of arms recovered from the slain infiltrators.

Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia confirmed the report and said, “an infiltration bid has been foiled in Machhil sector and two terrorists have been killed.”

Sources said that weapons and warlike stores have been recovered from the slain terrorists.

Troops deployed in the area noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders who fired at the Army triggering a gun battle. In the retaliatory fire by the troops, two terrorists were shot down.

Weapons have been recovered from the slain terrorists, whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained, the spokesman said.

Earlier in August, the Army killed 5 intruders who made a futile bid to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) into Machhil sector.

Meanwhile, Pakistan rangers on Saturday violated ceasefire along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir targeting Indian positions, killing livestock and damaging several properties.

The rangers resorted to shelling and firing in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu district using mortars, automatics and small arms, a police official said.

They targeted Sai, Treva and Jabowal forward posts of the Border Security Force (BSF). “Indian troops retaliated strongly after which the firing exchanges stopped,” the official said.

Two residential houses, a temple and three cattle sheds were damaged in the indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan. “Three cattle perished and three were injured,” he said.


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