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Army kills PoK intruder in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district

Troops along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir shot dead the intruder, the Indian Army said.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2017 14:16 IST
An intruder was shot dead in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. 
An intruder was shot dead in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. (AP File Photo)

An intruder from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was killed in an ambush by Indian troops along the Line of Control in KG sector of Poonch district in the wee hours of Sunday.

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said that an intruder from PoK was killed in an ambush at about 2.30 am on Sunday on the LoC in KG Sector.

The body of the intruder has been recovered, he said, adding that the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

An intelligence source said the slain intruder could have been a guide.

His body has been brought to Jhullas in Poonch for legal formalities.

Pakistan’s BAT had on May 1 killed and mutilated two Indian soldiers, JCO Paramjit Singh and BSF head constable Prem Sagar, in the same sector, inviting a public outcry across India to avenge the killings.

Since then there have been skirmishes between the Indian and Pakistani armies on the LoC, especially in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, which led to deaths of three Indian villagers and injuries to ten others.

Pakistani shelling in Nowshera also triggered migration of nearly 3,000 villagers from the forward areas.

In the past two days, the Indian army has killed 10 ultras in Kashmir, including slain Hizbul militant Burhan Wani ‘s successor Sabzar Bhat.

In recent times, Hurriyat leader Nayeem Khan was caught on tape in a sting operation wherein he disclosed how Pakistan had been funding separatists in Valley for terror activities and engineering street violence.

Kashmir, especially southern part, has been witnessing an unexpected unending cycle of violent protests.

Counter-attack

Pakistan said on Thursday at least three people were injured when Indian forces resorted to “unprovoked” firing across the Line of Control.

According to an army statement, Indian troops opened fire at Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors at the LoC on Thursday morning.

“Three people were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing,” it said.

Pakistani troops were “effectively engaging Indian positions and responding to the fire,” the statement said.