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Army intercepts infiltration attempt, shoots intruder dead

PTI  Jammu, March 25, 2013
First Published: 22:41 IST(25/3/2013) | Last Updated: 22:43 IST(25/3/2013)

Indian troops have scuttled an infiltration bid from across the border and shot dead a Pakistani intruder in Rajouri district along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.


Suspicious movement of an intruder was detected by troops along the LoC in the Pokhra area of Naoshera sector of Rajouri last night, a defence spokesman said.

On being challenged, the intruder jumped into a drain and tried to flee, the spokesman said, adding that he was shot dead by the troops.

The body of the intruder was recovered by our troops and handed over to Naoshera police station this morning, he said.

The slain intruder, identified as Mohd Maqsood and aged around 30 to 35 years, was a resident of Bhimber district of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, he said.

Pakistani currency and paper slips containing a few telephone numbers, were recovered from the body of slain intruder, he added.

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