Army foils infiltration, seizes arms

Army foils infiltration, seizes arms

Jammu: The Army foiled  an infiltration bid by terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition along the  Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Brig  Rajesh Bisht, Commander, Poonch Brigade, flanked by Deputy Inspector  General of Police (Rajouri-Poonch) Dr Haseeb Mughal told the media in Rajouri that on Thursday troops observed suspicious movement of three  infiltrators in Pathani suit in Nakarkot area of Poonch sector.

“When  the infiltrators were challenged, they opened heavy  volume of fire,” he said, adding that in the  ensuing firefight all the three terrorists were injured.

“Once  the firing ceased, own troops started a search operation. It was a daunting task as the area is thickly  mined, has dense undergrowth and the ground is undulating,”  he said.

The body of one of the dead terrorists with his weapon was recovered, said the officer.

Towards the LoC,  another weapon and numerous other war like stores were  recovered. A blood trail was also observed, leading towards the LoC.

During search operations, two  AK-74 Rifles along with four magazines and 43 rounds, a Chinese pistol  with seven rounds and magazine, a claymore mine along with cable and  battery, a SMG Magazine, a bag and a small packet of  contraband material were seized.

With  this, the security forces have eliminated a major  infiltration bid in Poonch sector, said the officer.


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